Wozniacki reaches her 1st Miami Open final, tops Pliskova

Australian Open victor Federer - a two-time champion at Key Biscayne and now 17-1 in 2017 - and Kyrgios were due to meet in the quarter-finals at Indian Wells two weeks ago only for the Australian to withdraw due to illness.

The part-time South Florida resident - she has a place in nearby Miami Beach, practices at Key Biscayne sometimes, even has been courtside at Miami Heat games - was clearly the fresher player as the match unfolded on a sunny, 80-degree afternoon.

The Konta-Williams semifinal is scheduled for later Thursday.

Still, despite the polar opposite resumes, the way each is playing right now makes this easily one of the most compelling matchups of the tournament. "I think my best result here was semifinals five years ago".

Federer is 16-1 this year, matching his career-best record at this point in a season.

In a hair-raising last eight tie, the Swiss maestro saved match point and needed the giant Czech to double-fault in the match-deciding tie-breaker as he marches towards a third Miami title.

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Australian 12th seed Kyrgios outlasted German Zverev 6-4 6-7 (9-11) 6-3 at Key Biscayne on Thursday (Friday AEDT).

Pleased with his honesty, Kyrgios was then overheard saying "I want to see this on social media" as Zverev gave him a thumbs up. It was between two young players who can offer one of the great duels of tennis in the coming years.

A finalist will be decided between Federer and Kyrgios, who will face the victor of Friday's game between Spanish Rafael Nadal and Italian Fabio Fognini.

Federer says he was lucky but "showed great heart" against Berdych. But he earned another and made no mistake, attacking Zverev's second serve for a 5-4 lead before closing out the first set.

Federer appeared poised to cruise to victory after such a dominant set, but Berdych was undeterred by his slow start.

A potential meeting in the final between the two tennis legends would make it their third meeting in 2017 with the Spaniard having lost the previous two matches, and their 37th overall match, which Nadal now leads the head-to-head with 23 wins.

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