2008 PACIFIC LIFE OPEN
RAFAEL NADAL v JO-WILFRIED TSONGA
Rafael Nadal came back to win the final five games and beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in an intense, crowd-pleasing rematch of their Australian Open semifinal.
Nadal, the defending Indian Wells champion, avenged his lopsided loss in Melbourne with a scrappy 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 victory in the fourth round of the Pacific Life Open.
With the crowd beginning to cheer even as he set up for the shot, the Spaniard capped the match by slamming an overhead past Tsonga.
Driving powerful forehands down the lines, Tsonga had 47 winners overall — but made 56 unforced errors. The far more consistent Nadal finished with 27 winners and 27 unforced errors.