Nadal and Djokovic will share the honours again  (©GettyImages)
Nadal and Djokovic will share the honours again (©GettyImages).

Nadal and Djokovic advance to Sony Open final

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World No.1 Rafael Nadal will meet his biggest rival, world No. 2 Novak Djokovic, in the final of the Miami Masters.

Their route to the final was, however, unusual. Both players have advanced to the final straight from the quarter-finals, after their rivals retired due to injuries.

Kei Nishikori, who managed to defeat Roger Federer and David Ferrer earlier this week withdrew from the tournament with a left-groin injury.

Nishikori shared the bad news with his fans on Facebook, writing: “Very sorry to say that I have to pull out today. Very disappointed and I am obviously very sorry for any fans that wanted to come out for this match.

“This tournament is very special to me and I look forward to coming back in the years to come. I will work with my medical team to be back healthy as soon as possible.”

Only a few hours later Berdych pulled out due to gastroenteritis.

Nadal and Djokovic clashed in Miami's final once before, in 2011, when the Serb proved too good. Now the Spaniard has his eyes on his first Sony Open trophy.

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