World number two Roger Federer‘s loss in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open 2013 against rival Rafael Nadal on Thursday could lead to him relinquishing his current ranking by next week. The Swiss star said that he was not surprised that Nadal’s playing extremely well for the past month. Nadal has compiled a 15-1 win loss record since he returned on tour in early February.
“I expected him to be tough here,” said Federer.
“He’s a bit careful at times [in] his movement. That’s totally normal. [He] hasn’t played for some time on hard courts. He’s not going to come back if he’s not well. He’s not going to come back half broken. I expected him to tear through the clay,” he added.
Federer is now 13-4 this season and is still searching for his first title of the season. Should British tennis star Andy Murray reach the final of this tournament, he will lose the number two ranking.Tennisguru.net in partnership with bet365 offer over 40,000 live streamed events per year. However, please note that the intellectual property rights to stream such events are usually owned at a country level and therefore, depending on your location, there may be certain events that you may be unable to view due to such restrictions. Prior to joining bet365 and funding your account therefore in order to view any particular event via the bet365 live stream, you are strongly advised to first check with bet365 that, given your country location, you would be eligible to view the live streamed event in question. bet365’s contact details can be found by clicking here, then clicking ‘Services’ at the top right of the page, and then choosing the ‘Contact Us’ option.