Miami Open: Federer enters semis, Wozniacki reaches finals

Kyrgios, who defeated Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals, now leads the head-to-head with a win over Federer in the 2015 Madrid Open.

Roger Federer booked his place in the semi-finals of the Miami Open with a thrilling three-set win over Tomas Berdych on Thursday.

"I'm happy today to have come through somehow", Federer said. "But I think I showed great heart today, Tomas really started to step it up and it was a great match at the end", Federer told reporters after his victory, via The Guardian.

Kyrgios heads into the match as favourite to reach the semi-final after coming up some consistent performances this season, which includes a comfortable straight set win over Alexander earlier this month in California.

Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki rolled through the first few matches of the Miami Open, never facing any significant challenges.

After several holds of serve, Federer took firm control of the set while leading 4-2 with Berdych on serve.

It was a relaxed and odd opening between the two players as Kyrgios - who ousted Zverev last week - put on a show in Miami on Thursday.

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Kyrgios and Zverev will be doing battle at the top of the game long after Federer has called time on his career on the evidence of their quarter-final.

Federer looked set to cruise to another emphatic victory when he took the first set from Berdych but the Czech proved in no mood to go quietly.

He then survived a break point on his serve and his lead was widened in the seventh game when an nearly nonchalant backhand volley extended his advantage to 5-2.

"I had belief I could turn it around, even then", he said.

In the match equality remained in the ninth game of the first set, in which Kyrgios kept a cool head than the young German promise, 20 of the ATP with only 19 years, and broke the serve and then confirmed it to win the first Set by 6-4. A double fault from Berdych at 6/7 wrapped up the match after one hour and 57 minutes.

In the tiebreak, Berdych hit a backhand victor into the corner to set up two match points, the first on serve.

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