The scariest moment of Rafael Nadal's day didn't happen on the tennis court.
The Spaniard experienced his first earthquake Monday morning at the BNP Paribas Open. The 9:55 a.m. quake had an estimated magnitude of 4.7, according to the California Institute of Technology's seismological laboratory.
The epicenter was about 12 miles from the desert community of Anza, which is near Indian Wells, site of the combined men's and women's tennis tournament. It occurred before the day's matches had begun, although the Indian Wells Tennis Garden was busy with fans and workers, many of whom said they felt a strong jolt.
Nadal was on the massage table preparing for his third-round match against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina.
''I was very scared,'' he said. ''I think the massage table moves even worse.''
Nadal said his legs were wobbling and even though it was his first earthquake it took him ''probably a half-second'' to realize what was happening.
After the excitement caused by the quake, Na...