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Miami Open: Nadal ease past Jack Sock to advance to semi-final

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Tennis great Rafael Nadal has continued his fine start to 2017 with a comfortable victory over Jack Sock in the quarter-final of the Miami Open to set up a last-4 clash with Fabio Fognini.

The Spaniard made light work of the American, who was a break up at the start of the second set, winning 6-2 6-3 to secure his place in the semi-finals.

To battle him in the next round is Italian Fognini, the only remaining unseeded player in the draw, who stunned second seed Kei Nishikori.

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“I know him very well and he knows me very well,” Nadal said after his win over Sock.

“We played a few times and he’s beaten me a couple of times, too. It’s a tough match.

“He’s playing well, so it will be a good challenge. I need to play my best, keep playing aggressive like I did today and hope to have my chances.”

Nadal’s semi-final clash with Fognini will take place Friday.

 

 

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