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ATP Miami Open: Verdasco wins 2 straight matches against world No.3

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03-30-2015 16:24 BJT

Rafael Nadal is looking to get back on track following a rough start to the season. The 15 time grand slam champion claims he is fit and focused, but so far the results have not been coming. He would take on compatriot Fernando Verdasco in Round Three. 

Nadal lost the last time these two met, and here he's already down the first set as Verdasco drills a forehand winner. But Nadal would fight back to win the frame 6-2.

Verdasco would take a 5-3 lead in the decider, and he sets up match point with a forehand to the corner.

And Rafa will find the net to end his run in Miami where he has never won in 11 appearances.

Time for tennis as we check in on the Miami Open where Rafael Nadal is looking to get back on track following a rough start to the season.

Rafael Nadal is looking to get back on track following a rough start to the season

Scotsman dumps Colombian opponent in straight sets

Also on Sunday, Andy Murray beat Colombian Santiago Giraldo in straight sets. The Scot got a bit of help from the net to close it out 6-3, 6-4 to set up a meeting with Keving Anderson in the fourth round.

Andy Murray beat Colombian Santiago Giraldo in straight sets.

Andy Murray beat Colombian Santiago Giraldo in straight sets

Top seed routs 15-year-old rival in 41 minutes

On the women's side, Serena Williams took on Catherine Bellis in the third round.

Serena would take the first set 6-1, and she would continue her expected dominance in the second set, but it doesn' all go her way as the youngster forces her to dump a volley into the net.

But the end is inevitable, as Serena' return is simply too powerful, and the world number one cruises into the fourth round. 

Indian Wells champion to clash with Pennetta next

Also on Sunday, Simona Halep of Romania took on Camila Giorgi for a berth in the fourth round.

Halep was put under intermittent pressure by her Italian opponent. But the third seed responded pretty well, to the delight of her fans.

Newly crowned in Indian Wells earlier this month, Halep would take the opening set 6-4 to set the tone.

Giorgi impressed in the second set, stealing a timely break in the 10th game, and threatening to force a third set. It wasn't to be.

Halep broke straight back before holding to love for a 6-4 7-5 win, and a place in the fourth round.

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