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Rafael Nadal - Leonardo Mayer
Indian Wells Masters - 11 March 2013
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What a blow for the fans at Indian Wells, who had been waiting expectantly for Nadal's match today. Seeded fifth at Indian Wells where he won the title in 2007 and 2009, the Spaniard is competing in his first tournament on a hardcourt surface in almost a year.
BREAKING NEWS: Leonardo Mayer has withdrawn from his match with Rafael Nadal citing a back injury. So Nadal gets a walkover into the fourth round, and he will next take on either Gulbis or Seppi.
Nadal holds a 2-0 head-to-head record over Mayer, who is ranked at number 64 in the world. The Spaniard is a year older than his opponent from Buenos Aires, who has yet to win an ATP Tour title. Nadal has 52 to his name!
Next up on Stadium 1 is Rafael Nadal's clash with Leonardo Mayer of Argentina, and the fifth seed will be looking for another straightforward victory.