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Tennis: Federer pulls Swiss level after Wawrinka shock

Roger Federer pulled Switzerland level against Kazakhstan in their Davis Cup quarter-final after Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka had slumped to a shock defeat in Geneva. World number four Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam title winner, swept past 56th-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to leave the tie level at 1-1 after the first day. Earlier, Wawrinka, the world number three, was stunned by unfancied Andrey Golubev, the world's 64th ranked player, in a 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) shock.

Tennis: Double duty for Federer, Wawrinka in Davis Cup

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will compete in both singles and doubles for Switzerland in the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final clash against Kazakhstan in Geneva this weekend. World number three Wawrinka will open against 64th-ranked Andrey Golubev while Federer, ranked fourth in the world, will then take on 56th-ranked Mikhaïl Kukushkin. The Swiss pair, winners of the Olympic doubles title in 2008, will then team up on Saturday for the doubles rubbler against Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Evgeny Korolev.

Tennis: Double duty for Federer, Wawrinka in Davis Cup

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will complete in both singles and doubles for Switzerland in the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final clash against Kazakhstan in Geneva this weekend. World number three Wawrinka will open against 64th-ranked Andrey Golubev while Federer, ranked fourth in the world, will then take on 56th-ranked Mikhaïl Kukushkin. The Swiss pair, winners of the Olympic doubles title in 2008, will then team up on Saturday for the doubles rubbler against Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Evgeny Korolev.

Nishikori stuns Federer to advance to Miami semis

Miami, Mar 27 (EFE).- Japan's Kei Nishikori pulled off the surprise of this year's Sony Open Tennis event, rallying to defeat red-hot Swiss Roger Federer 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals. A day after saving four match points en route to upsetting fourth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer in a grueling three-hour baseline slugfest, Nishikori defeated Federer, the No. 5 seed, Wednesday night to achieve his career best result at this elite hard-court event.

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.

Tennis: Nishikori upsets Federer, Djokovic ousts Murray

Novak Djokovic eliminated defending champ Andy Murray in straight sets and while fifth seed Roger Federer was sent crashing out of the ATP Tour's Miami Masters tournament in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. Federer lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Japanese 20th seed Kei Nishikori who booked a semi-final showdown with former world number one Djokovic who defeated Murray 7-5, 6-3 on the hardcourts at Crandon Park.

Tennis: Japan's Nishikori upsets Federer in Miami

World No. 5 Roger Federer crashed out of the ATP Miami Masters tournament on Wednesday, losing 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-finals to Japanese 20th seed Kei Nishikori. Nishikori blasted six aces and won 64 percent of his first serve points against Federer in the two hour and eight minute match on the hardcourts at Crandon Park. Nishikori advances to the semi-finals where he will face three-time Miami champ Novak Djokovic. gph/dw

Tennis: Japan's Nishikori upsets Federer in Miami

World No. 5 Roger Federer crashed out of the ATP Miami Masters tournament on Wednesday, losing 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-finals to Japanese 20th seed Kei Nishikori. Nishikori blasted six aces and won 64 percent of his first serve points against Federer in the two hour and eight minute match on the hardcourts at Crandon Park. Nishikori advances to the semi-finals where he will face three-time Miami champ Novak Djokovic. gph/dw

Swiss maestro Federer, Djokovic dominate in Miami

By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - After a year's absence, fifth seeded Roger Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4 7-6(4) second round win over towering Ivo Karlovic on Friday. World number two Novak Djokovic, a three-time winner in Miami, launched his bid for a fourth title in impressive fashion, dispatching Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-4 6-3.

Tennis: Federer, Djokovic open with triumphs at Miami

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic began their campaigns at the WTA and ATP Miami Masters on Friday with straight-set wins, five days after facing off in the Indian Wells final. Two-time Miami champion Federer played steady, controlled tennis for a 6-4 7-6 (7/4) defeat of Ivo Karlovic for a third-round spot. Second seed Djokovic, winner of the Indian Wells trophy over his Swiss rival last weekend in California, eased past Jeremy Chardy, 6-4, 6-3.
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