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Miami Masters 2017 Semifinal - Rafael Nadal vs Fabio Fognini, live score updates

Rafael Nadal wins 6-1, 7-5 against a scrappy Fabio Fognini to make his 5th Miami Masters final.
Updated: 01 April 2017 00:22 IST - Published: 31 March 2017 22:16 IST
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Nadal now awaits the winner of the Roger Federer vs. Nick Kyrios semi-final, which promises to be a cracker of a contest. Will it be the 25th chapter of the Fedal rivalry, or a chance for the Spaniard to power to a positive head-to-head against Kyrgios?

Let's wait and watch!

For now, it's goodbye from here. 
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Rafael Nadal has made an inspired comeback this season. He now has a dominant head-to-head of 8-3 against Fabio Fognini, who has troubled the Spaniard in the past. The Italian was clearly not at his best and made 35 unforced errors in the match. Rafael Nadal will face either Roger Federer or Nick Kyrgios in the final. 

Excited, aren't we?
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Rafael Nadal is into his 5th Miami Final with a 6-1,7-5 win over Fabio Fognini. 
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Fognini's forehand goes wide. 3 match points for Nadal.
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 6-5, 40-15 Fabio Fognini
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Ace!
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 6-5, 30-0 Fabio Fognini
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Nadal to serve it out here.
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 6-5, 15-0 Fabio Fognini
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After numerous pokes, Rafa finally finds a way to break. Looks pretty straightforward from here.
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 6-5, Fabio Fognini
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Unlucky for the Italian as the wind pushes his drop shot wide. Break point for Nadal.
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Fognini finds a way to crunch back into the game. Nadal nets a routine slice.
Rafael Nadal 6-1, 5-5, 30-30 Fabio Fognini*
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Nadal has a real chance now.

Rafael Nadal 6-1, 5-5, 0-30 Fabio Fognini*


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Nadal holds with an ace.
Rafael Nadal 6-1, 5-5 Fabio Fognini*
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Fognini needs to get a grip on his wide shots. They're undoing the hard work he is putting into the better points. Good serving from the Spaniard.
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 4-5, 40-15 Fabio Fognini
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Outrageous stuff from the Italian. Scoops up a fast forehand winner with riveting spin. This match is heating up now.
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 4-5, 15-15 Fabio Fognini
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Fognini now looks comfortable on serve and is no longer letting the Spaniard take control of the game. Tie break on the cards?
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 4-5 Fabio Fognini
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Unforced error from the Italian again
Rafael Nadal 6-1, 4-4, 15-40 Fabio Fognini*
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Fognini races to 40-0 on serve
Rafael Nadal 6-1, 4-4, 0-40 Fabio Fognini*


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All that hard work for nothing! Fognini's backhand down the line misses the lines by miles and Fognini's first rfeal chance of the match goes away.
Rafael Nadal 6-1, 4-4 Fabio Fognini*
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Fognini has finally arrived in this match! Absolutely breathtaking angles from the Italian and a strong smash. This match isn't over yet folks!
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 3-4, 40-40 Fabio Fognini
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Fognini means business now. Hits a cross court forehand winner.
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 3-4, 30-30 Fabio Fognini
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Best rally of the match! The Italian keeps increasing the pace on his shots and Nadal's forehand finally goes long.
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 3-4, 30-15 Fabio Fognini
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Good wide serve does the trick for the Spaniard.
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 3-4, 30-0 Fabio Fognini
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Nadal keeps putting pressure on the Italian with a strong baseline game.
Rafael Nadal* 6-1, 3-4, 15-0 Fabio Fognini