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Roddick sends Federer packing in Miami

Andy Roddick had a rare victory over Roger Federer when he beat the world number one in three sets in the Sony Ericsson Open semi-finals in Miami.

I think this was a tight match which could have gone either way but Roddick seemed to have been more hungry as he won the first set through a tie break.

Federer upped his game in the second set and managed to get an early break and secured the set to set up a showdown in the third.

I thought at that point that Federer would wrap up the third set especially when he got a break point and Roddick looked a bit shaky but Roddick quickly regained his touch and it was he who managed to get a break and send Federer packing.

Roddick will now meet Nikolay Davydenko who easily beat Janko Tipsarevic in an earlier match.

In the other semi, Rafael Nadal will meet Tomas Berdych. Nadal had to beat James Blake for the first time to reach the semis in a three setter in which he lost the first set.

On the women's side the match that I looked forward to was the quarter-final match between Serena Williams and Justine Henin but Williams easily beat Henin in a one-sided match.

Now Williams will meet Jelena Jankovic in the final and I think she must be hoping that it wont be a marathon like the semi against Svetlana Kuznetsova.

So another tournament and Federer has failed to reach the final again and I am now beginning to wonder whether the first final he will reach will be Wimbledon.

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