Novak, Rafa receive walkovers into Sony Open Tennis final

Nole u finalu Majamija, i Nišikori se povukao

Nole is through to his fifth Miami Masters final.

Second seed in Key Biscayne Novak Djokovic moved on to the finals of the Sony Open Tennis on Friday after his semi-final opponent Kei Nishikori of Japan (20) withdrew from the tournament with a left groin injury.

Djokovic also received a walkover in the third round when Florian Mayer withdrew. En-route to his 28th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final and 64th overall, Novak beat Jeremy Chardy, Tommy Robredo and Andy Murray.

The world no.2 will bid for his fourth Miami title on Sunday against the top-ranked Rafael Nadal who advanced after no.7 seed Tomas Berdych pulled out from their semi-final clash due to gastroenteritis.

Novak has 17 wins in 39 matches against the Spaniard. He won their last two meetings, the most recent in the title match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (6-3, 6-4).

The 26-year-old Belgrade native is looking for his 30th win on the hardcourts at Crandon Park. He lifted the winner’s trophy in 2007, 2011 and 2012.

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