Roger Federer vs. Nick Kyrgios 2017 Miami Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

The fourth-seeded Federer fought off two match points before beating No.10 seed Tomas Berdych 6-2 3-6 7-6 (8-6) in their quarter-final.

Nishikori was seeded No. 2.

In addition to this, Federer has diminutively been able to shorten the length of the points by regularly paying visits to the net, which have strengthened his net game and allowed him to conserve his energy when playing best-of-five set matches.

Federer hadn't saved a match point en route to victory since erasing three in coming back from two sets down to defeat Marin Cilic in the 2016 Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Australian Open champion Federer, who also won at Indian Wells two weeks ago, is playing some of the best tennis of his storied career, neither his age nor a knee injury that kept him out for the second half of past year slowing him down.

Federer will face 12th-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia or 16th-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany on Friday. A comparison, among the Big Four (Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) of the average amount of time spent on court during the course of a Grand Slam show that Federer has spent the least amount of energy.

All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents. "It worked out well for me", the 19-year-old said. Berdych has not dropped a set so far in Miami and already has two wins over players ranked in the top ten this year. Kyrgios leads the FedEx ATPHead2Head with Federer 1-0, prevailing on the clay courts of Madrid in 2015 in a third-set tie-break.

Federer earned a match point while Berdych was on serve, but the underdog staved it off to even the match at 5-5, and the players soon entered into a match-deciding tiebreak.

Wawrinka looked tired as he struggled through the third set of a match played on his 32nd birthday. A double fault from Berdych at 6/7 wrapped up the match after one hour and 57 minutes.

"Sick atmosphere", Federer told the crowd afterward. He was an up-and-coming 17-year-old when he faced Federer at what was then called the NASDAQ-100 Open in 2004, and surprised many with a straight-set win that day.

Still clearly aggravated by the decision, Zverev lost his concentration and way as Kyrgios booked a spot in the semis, despite fending off another two match points.

  • Julie Sanders