27th March, 2014
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, who dismissed Britain’s Andy Murray in two straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.
Results on Wednesday from the ninth day of the WTA and ATP Miami Masters (x denotes seeded player):
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
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