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Best shots of the BNP Paribas Open

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Juan Martin del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro fell 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to Rafael Nadal in the final, ending his winning streak under the new pope. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The ATP and WTA brought their A-games to the California desert for the BNP Paribas Open.

As the tour heads to Miami for the Sony Open, here’s a look back at 10 of the best shots of the tournament.

10. More than just a quote machine: Mercurial Latvian Ernests Gulbis shows off his speed and touch against Rafael Nadal.

9. German precision: Mona Barthel with nice touch at the net against Ana Ivanovic.

8. Welcome back, Mardy: Fish shows he’s still got some magic left in those legs.

7. Remember this name: Evgeny Donskoy gave Andy Murray an opening-round scare thanks to plays like this.

6. WTA human highlight reel: Agnieszka Radwanska shows why she’s a Hot Shot staple.

5. What do they put in the water in Poland?: Radwanska’s younger sister, Urszula, shows off the patented family touch.

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4. Classic Nole: A lunging no-look slice forehand passing shot winner? No problem for Novak Djokovic.

3. Roger Federer’s nightmare: Wait, I thought Nadal said his knees still hurt?

2. Gentle Giant: He’s not just a big forehand. Juan Martin del Potro flashes some feel on this winner against Nadal.

1. Stick save and a beauty!: From the land of pucks and goals, Canada’s Milos Raonic shows off some deft reflexes.

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  • Published On Mar 18, 2013
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