18 Mar 2013

Nadal beats Del Potro to win Indian Wells

1:19 pm on 18 March 2013

Rafael Nadal's impressive tennis comeback has hit new heights - the Spaniard has beaten Juan Martin Del Potro to win the prestigious Indian Wells Masters hard court tournament in California.

Nadal came back from a set down to beat the Argentine 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the final, ending Del Potro's run - he beat the world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals, as well as number three Andy Murray in the quarters.

Nadal, now ranked number five, returned to the game in January after a seven-month injury lay off, and has already clinched two clay court titles in South America.

Indian Wells is the 26-year-old's 22nd Masters 1000 title and third at Indian Wells. Nadal's now alone at the top of the all-time list, with one more Masters crown than Roger Federer - and it's his 53rd career win overall.