Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic battle it out for a place in the last four of the 2014 Sony Open Tennis at the Stadium Court in Miami on Thursday.

Where to Watch Live

The match is set to begin at 11pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates and live streaming link is available on ATP's official website.


Nadal maintained his consistent form in Miami winning all of his matches so far without dropping a single set. In his previous game, the world number one brushed Fabio Fobnini with ease, sending the Italian packing, 6-2, 6-2, needing only 62 minutes on Tuesday.

The Spaniard's next opponent is 12th seed Milos Raonic, who also enjoyed an easy route in to the quarterfinal. The Canadian overcame Benjamin Becker, 6-3, 6-4, in the fourth round with the game lasting nearly one-and-a-half hours.

Despite progressing to the finals in Miami on three previous occasions, Nadal has been unsuccessful in laying his hand on the trophy. However, the 27-year-old will be hoping to register another crushing victory against his opponent to progress into the semi-finals.

Whoever triumphs in this clash will vie against the winner of the game between 22nd seed, Alexandr Dolgopolov and seventh seed, Tomas Berdych for a place in the final.

Raonic has never managed to beat the Spaniard all of the previous meetings between the two and will be hoping to hand the world number one a shock exit from the tournament.


Nadal holds a 4-0 lead against Raonic in overall meetings. They have never faced each other in a Grand Slam event.

Sony Open Tennis History

Nadal and Raonic will face each other for the first time the history of this competition in Miami.