faces Jerzy Janowicz and will be looking to avoid another nervy five-set thriller having had to come from two sets down to defeat Fernando Verdasco in Wednesday’s quarter-final.

The Pole is in his first grand slam semi-final having defeated compatriot Lukasz Kubot in straight sets in the previous round.

Opening up the day’s action is 2011 champion and favourite Novak Djokovic when he comes up against Juan Martin del Potro, who recovered from a nasty fall to wrap up a straight sets victory over David Ferrer in the quarter-finals.

Rafa Nadal has been spotted training on clay at his academy for the first time since the Australian Open, which has sparked concern the Spaniard will miss Indian Wells and put an end to his historic Top 10 steak. Nadal recently announced his withdrawal from a Las Vegas exhibition match after suffering a hip injury during his Australian Open campaign.

He also withdrew from the Dubai Tennis Championship having failed to come back sooner than hoped from his brutal exit at Melbourne Park. Nadal was in visible pain as he limped to a defeat to American Mackenzie McDonald in the second round of the Australian Open in January.

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