Tennis: Nadal advances to Miami semis

MIAMI - Top seed Rafael Nadal advanced to the semi-finals of the ATP Tour's Miami Masters tournament Thursday by rallying to beat Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Spain's Nadal, who has lost three times in the Miami final, clinched the victory on the first match point in the third set when Raonic failed to reach a spinning serve out wide.

Nadal advances to the semis, where he will face seventh seeded Tomas Berdych, who cooled off the red-hot Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), earlier in the day.

The other Friday semi features Japan's Kei Nishikori squaring off against second seeded Serb Novak Djokovic.