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PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2017 Indian Wells Doubles R1 Rafael Nadal/Bernard Tomic vs. Pablo Carreno-Busta/Joao Sousa
2017 Indian Wells Doubles R1 Nadal/Tomic bt. Carreno-Busta/Sousa 6/4 7/6(7)
Teaming up with Bernard Tomic, Nadal survived a tense second-set tie-break to secure a 6-4, 7-6(7) victory over Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa in the night session on Stadium 1. Nadal and Tomic, playing together for the first time, let slip three match points at 6/3 in the tie-break, but regrouped to convert their fourth opportunity after one hour and 33 minutes.
Nadal is a former doubles champion at the BNP Paribas Open, lifting the trophy in 2010 and 2012 with Marc Lopez, who was courtside to watch his friend on Friday evening. (via BNP Paribas Open)
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