April 2, 2009 / 11:29 PM / 10 years ago

CORRECTED - CORRECTED-Tennis-Del Potro beats Nadal in thriller to reach Miam

(corrects headline to semi-final)

MIAMI, April 2 (Reuters) - Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro scored a dramatic 6-4 3-6 7-6 victory over world number one Rafael Nadal on Thursday to take his place in the semi-final of the Sony Ericcson Open.

Del Potro will face the winner of the match between Britain’s Andy Murray and Spain’s Fernando Verdasco.

The tall Argentine takes his place in the last four of a Masters event for the first time after recording his first win over Nadal.

Swiss Roger Federer will take on Serb Novak Djokovic in the other semi-final on Friday. (Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Peter Rutherford; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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