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Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic to meet

Updated: April 2, 2011, 1:20 AM ET
Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- The capacity crowd expected a classic instead of a clunker, and so when Rafael Nadal began to pull away from an erratic Roger Federer, a chant broke out.

"Ro-ger! Ro-ger!" fans shouted, trying to inspire a comeback.

Then came a response. "Ra-fa! Ra-fa!"

The din didn't change the course of the match. Nadal advanced with surprising ease Friday night, drubbing Federer 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open.

"It wasn't easy for him tonight," ...

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