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Nadal battles into Indian Wells third round

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Rafael Nadal's Indian Wells title defence got off to a rocky start, as the world number one was forced to rally for a three-set victory over Radek Stepanek. 

Rafael Nadal pictured at the Rio Open in Brazil on February 20, 2013

Nadal needed nearly two and a half hours on Saturday to get past the talented Czech 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, eight double faults doing little to help his cause in the second-round clash.

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