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Nadal too strong for Djokovic

World number 2 Rafael Nadal won the Indian Wells Masters after beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

I think this is a significant victory for Nadal because its his first win since winning the French Open in June last year and it could sign of a change in fortune for him.

After the French Open Nadal went on to reach the Wimbledon final the next month and that was the plateau because from then on he failed to reach a single final until this week. This was due to a loss of form mostly caused by a string of injuries.

Nadal has won the Indian Wells Masters title without dropping a single set and this indicates he is back to the form that made a lot of people think he was the only player who could challenge Roger Federer.

The first set was a pretty straight forward win for Nadal who played some excellent tennis similar to the one that helped him overcome Andy Roddick in the semis. But Djokovic came back in the second set but it wasn't enough to turn around the tables as Nadal broke him once and cruised to a 7-5 win and win the title.

Yes, Nadal is good but he is not there yet to challenge Federer for the number one ranking. He should string a good number of wins to convince me but as it is now, well, he needs some consistency. Consistency is the difference between Federer and the rest of the men's tour.

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