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Djokovic in Miami semis

Djokovic in Miami semis

MIAMI – Novak Djokovic reached the Miami semi-finals Wednesday by beating Kevin Anderson, extending his winning streak and avenging a loss two years ago to the South African in the same city.
World number two Djokovic defeated unseeded Anderson 6-4, 6-2 in a quarter-final match at the $9 million ATP Masters 1000 hardcourt tournament. “When I was two breaks up in the second set I was comfortable sure, but not before that,” Djokovic said. “In the second set I found that momentum,

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic stroll to Miami wins

MIAMI – The world’s top tennis trio strolled into the quarter-finals of the ATP and WTA Miami Masters, following a two-hour afternoon rain interruption which sent Tuesday’s programme well into Wednesday morning.
Number one Rafael Nadal lived up to expectations as the Spaniard strives for a first Miami title.
The top seed reached the last eight over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-2 in just 59 minutes. “It was very, very, very humid. That’s why I’m sweating a lot,” said

Aisam, Bopanna in Miami quarters

MIAMI – Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his Indian partner Rohan Bopanna eked out a hard earned win over Michael Mertinak of Slovakia and Dick Norman of Belgium to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open here.
The seventh-seed Indo-Pak pair defeated their unseeded rivals 7-6(4) 3-6 10-8 in the second round of the hard court event. They will lock horn with giant-killers Oliver Marach of Austria and Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic, who shocked top seeds and local favourites

Federer and Nadal progress in Miami

MIAMI – Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remained on course for their first head-to-head clash this year after easily winning their third round matches at the Sony Ericsson Open on Monday.
The two great rivals brushed past their opponents in straight sets to stay on track for a meeting in the semi-finals.
Nadal, the current world number one, eased past his fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-3 with a ruthless display, winning 67 percent of points on first serve and

Federer, Nadal advance at Miami

MIAMI – Top seeds Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki lived up to expectations as both advanced with ease at the $9 million Miami WTA and ATP Masters tournament on Saturday. Nadal, on the quest for his first trophy since October in Tokyo, overpowered Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4 while Wozniacki beat Daniela Hantuchova 6-1, 7-6 (9/7).
World number one Nadal has yet to win a Miami title, finishing runner-up in 2005 to Roger Federer and three years later to Nikolay Davydenko. His