NADAL FINAL:Nick Kyrgios pushed Roger Federer all the way with three tiebreakers, while Fabio Fognini was less of a hurdle for Rafael Nadal, who won in straight sets
Date: Apr 02, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters
Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis on Friday failed in their attempt to complete a
“Sunshine double” in California and Florida as third seeds Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova rallied from a set down to oust the Taiwanese-Swiss fifth seeds in the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the Miami Open.
The Indian-Czech duo avenged their quarter-final defeat in Indian Wells to advance to the final with a 6-7 (6/8), 6-1, 10-4 victory in 1 hour, 28 minutes and tie their career record at 1-1.
Mirza and Strycova saved five of seven break points and converted four of six, winning 75 of the 139 points contested to advance to to today’s final against Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Xu Yifan of China, who edged fourth seeds Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic and Peng Shuai of China 7-5, 5-7, 10-7 in the earlier semi-final.
In the men’s singles, Roger Federer needed more than three hours to outlast Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (11/9), 6-7 (11/9), 7-6 (7/5) in a pulsating semi-final to set up another mouthwatering final clash with Rafael Nadal. [FULL STORY]