Rafael Nadal downs Fabio Fognini to reach fifth Miami final
Rafael Nadal v Fabio Fognini 6-1 7-5

Rafael Nadal downs Fabio Fognini to reach fifth Miami final

Rafa Nadal rolled by unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1 7-5 on Friday to reach his fifth Miami Open final and a potential rematch of the Australian Open decider with Roger Federer.

The fifth-seeded Spaniard, with a display of powerful serving and opportunistic returns, did not face a break point against Fognini and put his opponent's serve under pressure throughout the 90-minute match.

Nadal raced through the first set in 26 minutes, losing only four points on serve while Fognini made 14 unforced errors.

The Italian came to life in the second set, including a stretch where he erased five break points during his first two service games.

But at 5-5, just when it looked as if Fognini might force a decisive third set, he double faulted and Nadal got his break before sealing the match four points later.

Nadal, who has never who won the Miami title, will face the winner of Friday's second semi-final between twice champion Federer, the fourth seed, and the 12th-seeded Australian Nick Kyrgios.

Federer made a stunning return from a six-month injury layoff to win the Australian Open in January, and also beat Nadal in the last 16 at Indian Wells en route to winning a record-tying fifth title there

Related news

Juan Martin del Potro repeats Stockholm Open success

Juan Martin del Potro repeats Stockholm Open success

Juan Martin del Potro has won the Stockholm Open for the second year running -- his first ATP title since his 2016 success there.

Pliskova and Muguruza ease to wins in Singapore openers

Pliskova and Muguruza ease to wins in Singapore openers

Karolina Pliskova put on a ruthless display of big hitting to swat aside crowd favourite Venus Williams 6-2 6-2 in the opening match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Muguruza keen to press on after seeing off Ostapenko

Muguruza keen to press on after seeing off Ostapenko

Garbine Muguruza made a winning start to her third consecutive appearance at the WTA Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Jelena Ostapenko on Sunday but the Spaniard will continue to push herself through the group stage knowing anything can happen.

Dimitrov to face Del Potro in Stockholm Open final

Dimitrov to face Del Potro in Stockholm Open final

Grigor Dimitrov took a step closer to qualifying for the ATP Finals in London on Saturday after setting up a Stockholm Open final showdown with Juan Martin del Potro.

Julia Goerges eases to Kremlin Cup title

Julia Goerges eases to Kremlin Cup title

Seventh seed Julia Goerges of Germany won the Kremlin Cup with a crushing 6-1 6-2 victory over Russian Daria Kasatkina in the final on Saturday.

Garbine Muguruza named WTA's Player of the Year

Garbine Muguruza named WTA's Player of the Year

Spain's Garbine Muguruza has been named the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Player of the Year after reaching number one in the rankings and winning Wimbledon.

Grigor Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

Grigor Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov moved closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Germany's Mischa Zverev to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open on Friday, setting up a clash with Fabio Fognini.

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Basel with knee problem

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Basel with knee problem

World number one Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the upcoming Basel indoors tournament due to a knee issue, the Spaniard has said.

Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup

Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup

Maria Sharapova was swept away in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday by Magdalena Rybarikova, while sixth-seeded Daria Gavrilova beat Kristyna Pliskova to make it to the round of 16.

RELATED NEWS

Juan Martin del Potro repeats Stockholm Open success
Juan Martin del Potro v Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2

Juan Martin del Potro repeats Stockholm Open success

Juan Martin del Potro has won the Stockholm Open for the second year running -- his first ATP title since his 2016 success there.

Pliskova and Muguruza ease to wins in Singapore openers
Karolina Pliskova v Venus Williams 6-2 6-2

Pliskova and Muguruza ease to wins in Singapore openers

Karolina Pliskova put on a ruthless display of big hitting to swat aside crowd favourite Venus Williams 6-2 6-2 in the opening match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Muguruza keen to press on after seeing off Ostapenko
Garbine Muguruza v Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-4

Muguruza keen to press on after seeing off Ostapenko

Garbine Muguruza made a winning start to her third consecutive appearance at the WTA Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Jelena Ostapenko on Sunday but the Spaniard will continue to push herself through the group stage knowing anything can happen.

Dimitrov to face Del Potro in Stockholm Open final
Grigor Dimitrov v Fabio Fognini 6-3 7-6(2)

Dimitrov to face Del Potro in Stockholm Open final

Grigor Dimitrov took a step closer to qualifying for the ATP Finals in London on Saturday after setting up a Stockholm Open final showdown with Juan Martin del Potro.

Julia Goerges eases to Kremlin Cup title
Julia Goerges v Daria Kasatkina 6-1 6-2

Julia Goerges eases to Kremlin Cup title

Seventh seed Julia Goerges of Germany won the Kremlin Cup with a crushing 6-1 6-2 victory over Russian Daria Kasatkina in the final on Saturday.

Garbine Muguruza named WTA's Player of the Year
WTA news

Garbine Muguruza named WTA's Player of the Year

Spain's Garbine Muguruza has been named the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Player of the Year after reaching number one in the rankings and winning Wimbledon.

Grigor Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm
Grigor Dimitrov v Mischa Zverev 6-3 6-4

Grigor Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov moved closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Germany's Mischa Zverev to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open on Friday, setting up a clash with Fabio Fognini.

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Basel with knee problem
Basel Open news

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Basel with knee problem

World number one Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the upcoming Basel indoors tournament due to a knee issue, the Spaniard has said.

Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup
Magdalena Rybarikova v Maria Sharapova 7-6(3) 6-4

Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup

Maria Sharapova was swept away in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday by Magdalena Rybarikova, while sixth-seeded Daria Gavrilova beat Kristyna Pliskova to make it to the round of 16.

22/10/2017
07:00 | MotoGP - Australian Grand Prix
11:00 | WTA Finals - Singapore
11:00 | Karolina Pliskova v Venus Williams - WTA Finals - Singapore
12:00 | Villarreal - Las Palmas
13:00 | Damir Dzumhur v Ricardas Berankis - ATP 250 - Kremlin Cup Final
13:30 | Garbine Muguruza v Jelena Ostapenko - WTA Finals - Singapore
14:30 | Everton - Arsenal
15:00 | Grigor Dimitrov v Juan Martin Del Potro - ATP 250 - Stockholm Open Final
15:00 | Nice - Strasbourg
15:00 | Torino - Roma
15:00 | Milan - Genoa
16:15 | Celta Vigo - Atletico Madrid
16:15 | Diego Schwartzman v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - ATP 250 - European Open - Antwerp Final
17:00 | Troyes - Olympique Lyon
17:00 | Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool
18:00 | Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim
18:00 | Udinese - Juventus
20:45 | Lazio - Cagliari
20:45 | Real Madrid - Eibar
21:00 | Olympique Marseille - PSG
21:00 | Formula 1 - United States Grand Prix
23/10/2017
11:00 | ATP 500 - Vienna Open
11:00 | ATP 500 - Swiss Indoors Basel
11:00 | WTA Finals - Singapore
24/10/2017
11:00 | ATP 500 - Vienna Open
11:00 | ATP 500 - Swiss Indoors Basel
11:00 | WTA Finals - Singapore
18:30 | Wehen Wiesbaden - Schalke 04
18:30 | Bayer Leverkusen - Union Berlin
18:30 | Magdeburg - Borussia Dortmund
20:45 | Swansea City - Manchester United
20:45 | Inter Milan - Sampdoria
20:45 | Arsenal - Norwich City
20:45 | Leicester City - Leeds United
20:45 | Manchester City - Wolverhampton
25/10/2017
11:00 | ATP 500 - Vienna Open
11:00 | ATP 500 - Swiss Indoors Basel
11:00 | WTA Finals - Singapore
20:45 | Tottenham Hotspur - West Ham United
20:45 | Bologna - Lazio
20:45 | Fiorentina - Torino
20:45 | Chelsea - Everton
20:45 | Chievo - Milan
20:45 | Genoa - Napoli
20:45 | Roma - Crotone
20:45 | RB Leipzig - Bayern Munich
20:45 | Juventus - SPAL
20:45 | FC Cartagena - Sevilla
20:45 | Elche - Atletico Madrid
20:45 | Real Murcia - Barcelona
20:45 | Fuenlabrada - Real Madrid
20:45 | Ponferradina - Villarreal
20:45 | Real Zaragoza - Valencia
DERBY OF THE WEEK
Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool
Derby of the week

22/10/2017
Derby of the week
W 2.15    
   W 3.20
Football Live Scores
Tennis Live Scores
Free Betting Tips