Tennis: Nishikori sends Federer out of Miami

Sony Open – Day 10

It's all over: Federer shakes hands with Nishikori

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.

Federer leaves the court after being beaten by Nishikori
Federer leaves the court after being beaten by Nishikori

Nishikori advances to the semi-finals where he will face three-time Miami champ Novak Djokovic, who dismissed Britain’s Andy Murray in two straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.

Nishikori: upsets Federer
Nishikori: upsets Federer

It's all over: Federer shakes hands with Nishikori
It’s all over: Federer shakes hands with Nishikori


Results on Wednesday from the ninth day of the WTA and ATP Miami Masters (x denotes seeded player):

Men

Quarter-finals

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Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Andy Murray (GBR x6) 7-5, 6-3

Kei Nishikori (JPN x20) bt Roger Federer (SUI x5) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Women

Quarter-finals

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x10) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x3) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Li Na (CHN x2) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x11) 7-5, 7-5