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Federer, Nadal losses at Indian Wells quite revealing

After being waxed in their respective semifinal matches at Indian Wells, it is time for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to alter their approaches.

Updated: March 25, 2008, 9:32 AM ET
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

As the clock passed 1 p.m. on a warm and dry afternoon in the Coachella Valley, the menu for semifinal Saturday at the Pacific Life Open was quite appetizing.

First up, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, followed by Roger Federer and Mardy Fish. The first three are holders of the four Grand Slam titles, while Fish is a resurging American with a pleasing all-court game.

Who'd have thought Nadal and Federer would be eliminated by 4:15, each thoroughly waxed 6-3, 6-2?

It ...

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