Indian Wells, CA (Sports Network) - Former champion Rafael Nadal reached
the fourth round without lifting his racquet at the $4.33 million BNP Paribas
Open on Monday.
The fifth-seeded Nadal was scheduled to meet Leonardo Mayer on Day 5, but the
Argentine pulled out of their scheduled third-round match on a day when an
earthquake shook Southern California.
The quake had an estimated magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale and the
epicenter was about a 100 miles from Los Angeles.
The former world No. 1 and reigning French Open champion Nadal was the 2007
Indian Wells titlist and 2011 runner-up.
Also on Monday in the California desert, tall South African Kevin Anderson
handled Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen, 6-3, 6-1.
The 2013 Indian Wells champ will collect $1 million.
The Sports Network