Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Alexandr Dolgopolov toppled world number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) in the third round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters. Ukraine's Dolgopolov, ranked 31st in the world and seeded 28th in the first Masters tournament of the year, notched his first victory over the Spanish superstar after five prior defeats. Dolgopolov next faces Italy's Fabio Fognini, a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 winner over France's Gael Monfils. Nadal had reached the semi-finals at Indian Wells every year since 2006, winning the title in 2007, 2009 and last year.
The Japanese owner of US mobile carrier Sprint said Monday he wanted to launch a "price war" with the two major carriers as he seeks to acquire T-Mobile's US unit. Masayoshi Son, the tycoon whose SoftBank company holds a controling stake in Sprint, confirmed his reported interest in T-Mobile, whose parent company is Germany's Deutsche Telekom, in an interview broadcast on US public television. "If I can have the real fight, I go in a more massive price war," he said. So I would go to price competition, very much aggressively," he said.