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Nadal and Federer are close to meeting the semifinals 

Nadal and Federer are close to meeting the semifinals


World number 1 and 3 Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer won their matches in the third round of tournaments Masters in Miami and are just two steps away from meeting in the semifinals.

Nadal had no trouble against his countryman Feliciano Lopez and achieved victory with a 6-3, 6-3 for an hour and 17 minutes. Leader in the world rankings has not yet made a breakthrough in their previous matches in Miami.

"I think I served well, much better than in Indian Wells. I played with the right rhythm. It is always difficult to play against Fellini, it is inconvenient rival. He used minted hit, play aggressively and serve strongly," said Nadal after victory. He said he has not thought about the fact that both are good friends while he was on the court. "This changes nothing - and they play to win. We are very, very good friends. Yesterday we dined together. This is sport. One must win and the other - to lose. We accept both things," said Nadal. In the next round he will face the winner of the game between Alexander Dolgopolov and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Roger Federer to deal with Argentine Juan Monaco in two sets - 7-6 (4), 6-4 per hour and 44 minutes of the second round will face Roshus Olivier, who beat Mikhail Youzhny. "Roshus has incredible sense of play, when who shot to play. It is a great tactician. I'm sure will be a nice match," Federer said about his next opponent. The other results: Meyer - Almagro 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, Berdych - Berlok 7-6 (8), 7-5; Tipsarevic - Pechner 6-3, 6-3; Simon - Cuevas 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

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