Roger Federer fought his way past a spirited Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals on Tuesday, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4).
Federer will now face 2010 Miami Open runner-up Tomas Berdych in the last eight, after the Czech player beat Adrian Mannarino of France 6-3, 7-5.
Berdych served for the match at 6-4 in the tiebreak but Federer reeled off four points in a row, including two unplayable serves, and won when the 10th seeded Czech crumbled with an very bad second serve that was both long and wide.
Federer and Kyrgios were knocked out two weeks ago in the Indian Wells quarter-finals, but the Australian retired before the crash dispute due to illness.
Next up for Federer, victor of the Australian Open and Indian Wells, will be Spaniard Roberto Bautista, who beat United States player Sam Querrey 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 earlier on Monday.
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Federer let some sloppiness creep into his game and was broken when serving for the match at 5-3 before failing to convert on match-point in the next game. Also, he started to play bigger and better.
Little separated both players in the early stages of the third set, but a pair of forehand errors from Berdych gifted Federer a break to lead 4-2.
For Federer, he'll have a quick turnaround before tomorrow night's semifinal against either Nick Kyrgios or Alexander "Sascha" Zverev.
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That would be No. 13 Jack Sock, who beat Jared Donaldson 6-2, 6-1.
"I felt like I was in control and I was able to generate more chances than he did", Federer said.
Pliskova ended the hopes of Croat veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni with a 6-3, 6-4 win while Wozniacki made sure there would be no all-Czech semi-final by dispatching Lucie Safarova 6-4. 6-3.
The 18-time Grand Slam crown broke the Berdych serve twice to claim the opening set comfortably by six games to two.
In women's singles, the United Kingdom's Johanna Konta topped American Venus Williams 6-4, 7-5 to advance to her first Miami Open final. Federer is coming off an emotional match where it looked like he was going to cruise and then found himself in a third set tiebreak.
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