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Tennis: ATP-WTA Miami results - collated

Results on Friday from the 11th day of the WTA and ATP Miami Masters (x denotes seeded player): Men Semi-finals Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN x20) walkover Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) bt Tomas Berdych (CZE X7) walkover afp

Tennis: Nadal-Djokovic in Miami final after two semi-final walkovers

World number one Rafael Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Miami ATP Masters after both Kei Nishikori and Tomas Berdych pulled out of Friday's semi-finals. The ATP Tour and Sony Open tournament officials said on their Twitter feeds that seventh-seeded Czech Berdych had withdrawn from his scheduled evening clash with top-seeded Nadal "due to gastroenteritis." Nishikori had earlier pulled out of his final-four meeting with Djokovic because of a groin injury. bb/dj

Tennis: Nadal-Djokovic in Miami final after two semi-final walkovers

World number one Rafael Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Miami ATP Masters after both Kei Nishikori and Tomas Berdych pulled out of Friday's semi-finals. The ATP Tour and Sony Open tournament officials said on their Twitter feeds that seventh-seeded Czech Berdych had withdrawn from his scheduled evening clash with top-seeded Nadal "due to gastroenteritis." Nishikori had earlier pulled out of his final-four meeting with Djokovic because of a groin injury. bb/dj

Tennis: Nishikori out of Miami, hands Djokovic final spot

Japan's Kei Nishikori withdrew from the ATP Miami Masters with a left groin injury on Friday, shortly before he was to meet world number two Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. The injury ended Nishikori's sparkling run at the hardcourt tournament -- where he beat world number five David Ferrer and Swiss great Roger Federer in the fourth round and quarter-finals. It also throws into doubt Nishikori's participation in Japan's Davis Cup World Group quarter-final clash with holders Czech Republic, to be held in Tokyo from April 4-6.

Nishikori pulls out of Miami semi with groin injury

By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - World number two Novak Djokovic received a walkover into the final of Sony Open on Friday after Japan's Kei Nishikori withdrew with a groin injury. Nishikori, seeded 20th, had reached the last four after registering a pair of spectacular three-set upsets, defeating Spain's David Ferrer in the fourth round followed by a quarter-final win over Swiss 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer.

Tennis: Nishikori out of Miami, hands Djokovic final spot

Japan's Kei Nishikori withdrew from the ATP Miami Masters with a left groin injury on Friday, shortly before he was to meet world number two Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. The injury ended Nishikori's sparkling run at the hardcourt tournament -- where he beat world number five David Ferrer and Swiss great Roger Federer in the fourth round and quarter-finals. It also throws into doubt Nishikori's participation in Japan's Davis Cup World Group quarter-final clash with holders Czech Republic, to be held in Tokyo from April 4-6.

Tennis: Nishikori out of Miami, hands Djokovic final spot

Japan's Kei Nishikori took to Twitter Friday to announce his withdrawal from the ATP Miami Masters, where he had been due to take on Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. "Very sorry to say that I have to pull out today," said Nishikori. "Very disappointed and I am obviously very sorry for any fans that wanted to come out for this match." The 24-year-old Japanese player, who upset Swiss great Roger Federer to reach the second Masters semi-final of his career, didn't specify his reason for pulling out, but tournament officials later tweeted that he had a groin injury.

Tennis: ATP-WTA Miami results

Results on Friday from the 11th day of the WTA and ATP Miami Masters (x denotes seeded player): Men Semi-finals Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN x20) walkover Playing later Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) v Tomas Berdych (CZE X7) afp

Tennis: Nadal advances to Miami semis

Top seed Rafael Nadal advanced to the semi-finals of the ATP Tour's Miami Masters tournament Thursday by rallying to beat Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Spain's Nadal, who has lost three times in the Miami final, clinched the victory on the first match point in the third set when Raonic failed to reach a spinning serve out wide. Nadal advances to the semis, where he will face seventh seeded Tomas Berdych, who cooled off the red-hot Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), earlier in the day.

Nishikori stuns Federer to reach Miami semis

By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - A tireless Kei Nishikori shocked 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer 3-6 7-5 6-4 on Wednesday to claim his second top five scalp in two days and reach the semi-finals of the Sony Open. After knocking off fourth seeded Spaniard David Ferrer in a three-hour marathon on Tuesday, the 21st ranked Japanese was forced to go the distance again, surviving a two-hour center court battle with Federer.
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