Rafael Nadal took a step closer to a possible final against long-time rival Roger Federer in the Miami Open after a straight sets win over American Jack Sock on Wednesday at Key Biscayne. Nadal's 6-2, 6-3 win over the 13th-seeded Sock sets up a semi-final meeting with unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini who upset second ranked Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2 earlier in the day. Nadal was able to save six of seven break points earned by Sock as he kept control of the contest.
Love may mean nothing on the court, but Novak Djokovic has all the warm and fuzzy feelings about his new multimillion-dollar condo in Miami. The current world number two, 29, recently threw down for one of beachfront tower Eighty Seven Park’s 70 residences, and his new pad has more than enough amenities to nurse him back to health following the elbow injury that kept him from competing in this year’s Miami Open. A pool, bar, gym and spa are a few of the amenities that come with the deal, but that’s not what initially attracted Djokovic to the property.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) When Maria Sharapova realized her tennis career could be ended by what she claims was an accidental doping violation, the former world No. 1 decided she had to fight. ''When you love what you do, and you do it with passion and integrity ... then you know what you stand for and who you are, and that's why I fought so hard to get that back,'' Sharapova said. Sharapova believes she triumphed over injustice when she managed to get her doping ban reduced to 15 months last October.