Miami Open final is set to anther mouth- watering contest between Roger Federer & Nadal, as Roger Federer beat Australia’s Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (11/9), 6-7 (9/11), 7-6 (7/5).
The 35-year-old Swis, after more than three hours of thrilling battle against the 21-year-old Australian all set decided in tie-break enter to Miami open final to meet Nadal.
First set Federer won in Tie break, Federer failed to convert two match points in the second-set tiebreaker but finished off the flashy, Federer and Kyrgios produced an extraordinary range of shots in an enthralling, fiercely intense semi-final that kept a capacity crowd at Key Biscayne on the edge of their seats.
The match ended on a note of controversy when, with Kyrgios serving at 5-4 in the sudden death tiebreak, the Australian missed a forehand when someone in the partisan crowd shouted out mid-point. third set that went to yet another tie-break.
Kyrgios was furious when a fan called out during one point, and Federer enjoyed two successful challenges late on his way to a win that sent the crowd wild with delight as Kyrgios went wild with rage.
“It’s great winning this way,” Federer said. “It could have gone either way. It was a nail biter.”
In other Semi final match there was less drama where Nadal won the match against Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1,7-5 to enter in Miami open final.
After 6-1 first set win Nadal faced the resistance from Fognini in second set, second set went to tiebreak but fifth-seeded Nadal and over within 25 minutes.
The Italian, who indicated he had some trouble with his elbow, put up a better response in the second but his work was undone when he double-faulted on break point, leaving the Spaniard to serve out for the win.
The 30 years old Rafael Nadal is one win away from capturing his first career Miami Open trophy. Rafa beaten Federer 23 of the 36 times they’ve met (the record is 6-3 in major finals).