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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play their 23rd final on Sunday after they defeated Australia's Nick Kyrgios and Italy's Fabio Fognini respectively in the semi-finals of the Miami Masters 1000 tennis championships on Friday.

Federer and Kyrgios, 21, were on Friday played an intense match that was decided in three tiebreakers, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, while Nadal registered a confidence-boosting 6-1, 7-5 victory over Fognini to march into his fifth Miami final.

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Swiss legend Roger Federer edged past Tomas Berdych 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) in a back-and-forth quarter-final match at the Miami Open, clinching victory after saving two match points in the third-set tie-breaker.

Federer dominated the beginning of the match on Thursday in much the same way he did when these two players squared off at the Australian Open earlier this year. The 35-year-old Swiss tennis great, who routed Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in the third round in Melbourne in January, got an early break of serve on Stadium court and a second one on an outrageous, high-lofted drop shot that the surprised Berdych did not even try to track down. He then closed out the set by holding serve in the eighth game.

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Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer had to be at the top of his game to defeat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(5), 7-6(4) in the fourth round of the Miami Open. Bautista Agut was in excellent form and played at a very high level in the duel, but it wasn't enough to best the 4th-seeded Swiss powerhouse on Tuesday.

Federer had beaten Bautista five times previously without the Spaniard being able to take a set, and on Tuesday he continued with that dominant style, although he was not up to the form he had demonstrated so far this year. The two-time Miami champion produced 30 winners and 32 unforced errors, moving to the quarter-finals, where he will go up against the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych.

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Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer cruised past Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4 to claim a spot in the fourth round of the Miami Open on Monday.

Though the Swiss great and Delpo have faced each other 20 times in the past 10 years, this was their first match in Miami and members of the South Florida Argentine community packed the stands at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne to cheer on their countryman.

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Swiss tennis great Roger Federer encountered more resistance than expected from American teenager Frances Tiafoe in second-round action, but he took full control toward the end to win 7-6, (7-2), 6-3 at the Miami Open.

Tiafoe showed impressive power in his serve and ground strokes to stay even with the 18-time Grand Slam champion until the tie-breaker, but Federer drew on his experience at that juncture to take the first set on Saturday.

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Roger Federer secured his fifth win at the BNP Paribas Open, the first World Tour Masters 1000 tennis tourney of the season, defeating his Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5.

With Sunday's win, the 35-year-old Federer - who is now the oldest champion in history at Indian Wells - goes up four slots to the sixth place in the ATP rankings and is tied with Serbia's Novak Djokovic as the players with the greatest number of trophies from the California desert venue.

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Swiss tennis great Roger Federer continued his strong run of form at the BNP Paribas Open, defeating American Jack Sock to set up a title showdown against compatriot Stan Wawrinka.

Federer on Saturday raced out to a quick lead and wrapped up the first set of the semi-final match before the first ball change.

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