Miami Open: Roger Federer expects blockbuster semi vs Nick Kyrgios
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 14:00
18-time Grand slam champion, Roger Federer has reached the Miami Open semifinals after a dramatic win against Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych as his wonderful start to the year continues. "Both have a big serve".
Federer said. "For me, it's hard to say yes to that question". I feel like I earned it more. The 35-year old Tennis God, and arguably the best player ever to play the game is on fire in big events and could continue with his winning ways at the ATP Miami. The current world No. 6 is playing like his former No. 1 self.
"Im happy today to have come through somehow", he said as he walked off court on Thursday night. "I had to be aggressive".
Federer saved the second match point with a superb first serve and set up his own with an ace down the middle. "But at the end of the day, you have to try with what you have that day, and today was not enough".
Nadal won the only break point played in his match against Mahut, and it was enough.
More than a decade later, they're still rolling. "I fought and Tomas definitely started to step it up, but it was a great match at the end".
This season has been brilliant for Roger Federer, and even lady luck seems to be favouring the Swiss.
Little separated both players in the early stages of the third set, but a pair of forehand errors from Berdych gifted Federer a break to lead 4-2.
He cracked a slight smile as the crowd roared.
On Monday, however, Federer was clearly in command and the world No.6 won the first set in 38 minutes. "They are worth gold".
All the top seeds had competitive matches on Tuesday, with Japanese second seed Kei Nishikori also taken to three sets before ousting Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-3 4-6 6-3.
The German, seeded 16th, will now face Australian Nick Kyrgios, who was impressive in a 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 win over Belgian David Goffin.
In the women's singles, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki reached the semi-finals of the Miami Open with a straight sets win over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. It's the first time Pliskova has made the semifinals at Key Biscayne.
The Spaniard, who improved his record against Querrey to 3-0, must now prepare to face Switzerland's Roger Federer in the fourth round.
In Miami, Federer survived a match point in an unusually tight three-set win against a man he usually dominates, Tomas Berdych.