KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Andy Roddick
has rallied to beat Rafael Nadal in their semifinal at the Sony Ericsson
Open, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Roddick pressured Nadal with charges
to the net Friday, even coming in behind his serve. Roddick won 12
points at the net in the final set, finished with 15 aces and lost serve
The match turned when Roddick won the
last 11 points of the second set, including a 143 mph service winner on
the final point.
The sixth-seeded Roddick advanced to
the Key Biscayne final for the first time since winning the title in
2004. His opponent Sunday will be the winner of Friday night's match
between Robin Soderling and Tomas Berdych.
Roddick improved to 25-4 this year.