Federer makes Key Biscayne semis

World number two Roger Federer has beaten American Andy Roddick 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to qualify for the semifinals at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

This content was published on April 2, 2009 - 08:55

With the victory late on Wednesday, Federer avenged a loss when he and Roddick met in the Key Biscayne quarterfinals last year.

Federer's opponent on Friday will be No 3-seeded Novak Djokovic, who beat No 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4.

A smart backhand pass in the final game helped Federer to his 17th win in 19 games with Roddick. "I got maybe a touch lucky," Federer said of his deuce passing shot. "But I hit it well and came up with a great shot and match point."

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