Tennis: Fognini stuns Nishikori in Miami

Fognini of Italy celebrates defeating Kei Nishikori.
Fognini of Italy celebrates defeating Kei Nishikori.PHOTO: AFP

MIAMI (AFP) - Italian Fabio Fognini, ranked 40th in the world, upset second seed Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open on Wednesday (March 29).

The 29-year-old from Sanremo, was the only unseeded player in the last eight, but showed no serves as he took the game to his Japanese opponent from the outset.

Fognini will play the winner of Wednesday's other quarter-final between Spain's Rafa Nadal and American Jack Sock.