Nadal, Nishikori advance as injured Raonic withdraws
An injury ended Milos Raonic's Miami Open, but Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori progressed to the last 16.
Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori booked their spots in the last 16 as Milos Raonic's Miami Open came to an end.
Nadal, a four-time runner-up at the ATP 1000 event, overcame a slow start to get past Philipp Kohlschreiber in his 1,000th match.
Nishikori came through a fierce battle against Fernando Verdasco to reach the fourth round on Sunday.
Meanwhile, in-form American Jack Sock also progressed.
NADAL BATTLES THROUGH
The Spaniard recovered from a poor start to make it 14 wins in 15 matches against Kohlschreiber, claiming a 0-6 6-2 6-3 victory.
Nadal won just six points against the German's serve in the first set, suffering a bagel for only the 14th time in his illustrious career.
But he celebrated his 1,000th tour match with a win, setting up a meeting with Nicolas Mahut – who was too good for Guido Pella.
The second seed needed almost three hours to get past Verdasco 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (5-7) 6-1.
Nishikori, last year's runner-up, squandered a match point in the second set, but he dominated the third, breaking twice to advance.
Awaiting him in the last 16 is Federico Delbonis, who overcame Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (7-5) 6-1.
INJURY WOE FOR RAONIC
Raonic, the third seed, withdrew from the tournament due to a hamstring injury.
The Canadian expects to be sidelined for at least a fortnight, as he handed American qualifier Jared Donaldson a walkover.
Donaldson will face Sock, who continued his good form with a 6-3 7-6 (7-0) win over Jiri Vesely.
Meanwhile, Fabio Fognini reached the fourth round by beating Jeremy Chardy 3-6 6-4 6-4 and the Italian will meet Donald Young, who edged Benoit Paire 7-6 (7-2) 6-4.