Rafael Nadal faces Djokovic in Mi­ami fi­nal

The Pak Banker - - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS/SPORTS -

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic reached the fi­nal of the Mi­ami ATP Masters with­out lift­ing their rac­quets on Fri­day af­ter their semi-fi­nal foes To­mas Berdych and Kei Nishikori with­drew.

The two semi-fi­nal walkovers were a first in ATP his­tory, with Nishikori pulling out with a groin in­jury and Berdych felled by gas­troen­teri­tis. "I ran into Cliff Buch­holz, who was the tour­na­ment di­rec­tor be­fore me for many, many years," tour­na­ment di­rec­tor Adam Bar­rett said. "He looked at me and said, 'Adam, that's never hap­pened be­fore. I think you just set a record.'

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