(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Rafael Nadal arrived at Indian Wells not believing he could win the tournament. A week later, the crystal trophy awarded to the champion was on the table next to him.
Nadal has been busy picking up trophies since he returned from a left knee injury in early February. The Spaniard has won three tournaments, including two on his favorite clay surface, and been runner-up in another after missing seven months.
''I did much more than what I dreamed,'' he said after rallying to beat Juan Martin del Potro in three sets at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, his first hard-court tournament title since October 2010.
''Coming back is certainly something amazing for me, totally unexpected, and I received more support than ever from the crowd every place that I played.''
Nadal is on the crest of a wave now after last summer's low point, when injury forced him to miss the London Olympics. He couldn't practice because of tendinitis in his kne...