Nadal and Djokovic remain on a collision course

Updated: March 27, 2012

Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the quarterfinals of the Miami hardcourt tournament on Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Japanese 16th seed Kei Nishikori. Nadal has yet to win in Miami and with Federer gone and some good form shown by the Spaniard, another epic between Nadal and Djokovic could be on the cards, in a match that would be a repeat of last years final. Nadal will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the quarterfinals, after he defeated Florian Meyer of Germany 6-3 6-2.

As expected World No 1 Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over French 17th seed Richard Gasquet. Djokovic will play Spain’s David Ferrer who beat Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 6-3.

British fourth seed Andy Murray advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating French 13th seed Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4.

Murray will next face Serbian ninth seed Janko Tipsarevic, who ousted Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (7/3), 6-2

In other fourth round action, American Mardy Fish fought past Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-3 6-7 6-3 and will face Argentine Juan Monaco who beat beat Andy Roddick 7-5 6-0,

In the ladies draw past winner World No 2 Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Chinese eighth seed Li Na. Caroline Wozniacki enjoyed her first victory over Serena Williams, winning 6-4 6-4 to set up a semifinal clash with Maria Sharapova.

Todays action is brought to you by 2BET2. The ladies continue with quarter final action. Victoria Azarenka 4/19 continues her run which now stands at 25 matches unbeaten, when she takes on Italian Bartoli 17/5. Azarenka has been in unbelievable form this year with 4 tournament wins and looks set to continue.

Wozniacki disposed of Serena, Radwanska 11/19 will be looking to do the same against Venus 16/11. Its a been a remarkable tournament for both Williams sisters considering the lack of tennis they have both played, however without doubt they have expressed that they both remain a force in the women’s game. This could be one match to far for Venus.