Murray to face Nadal, Azarenka run ends

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Updated: March 29, 2012

Rafa Nadal battled past Jo Wilfred Tsonga in Miami, 3 hour encounter that thrilled fans. It was Nadal’s 7th win against the Frenchman, eventually winning 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.

2009 champion Murray, chasing his second title of the season after a win in Brisbane, rallied to beat Serb ninth seed Janko Tipsarevic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, setting up a mouthwatering semifinal clash with no. 2 Nadal.

Coming up today defending champion Novak Djokovic takes on Spaniard David Ferrer, while Juan Monaco faces local favourite Mardy Fish. 2BET2 has the odds!

In the ladies draw, French seventh seed Marion Bartoli stunned previously unbeaten world No 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-3 to reach the semifinals. Bartoli ended defending champion Azarenka’s season-long win streak at 26 matches by posting her third win over a world No 1 and first in three years.

Bartoli will next face Agnieszka Radwanska who brought Venus Williams’ comeback to a halt on Wednesday, downing the American 6-4, 6-1.