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Kei Nishikori overcomes 5 match points to top Gael Monfils in Miami

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Nishikori, Kyrgios advance in Miami (5:04)

Kei Nishikori and Nick Kyrigios advance to the semifinals at the Miami Open. (5:04)

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Kei Nishikori overcame five match points and beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open.

Next up for Nishikori is a Friday night match against No. 24 Nick Kyrgios, who reached his first ATP Masters 1000 semifinal by beating No. 12 Milos Raonic in a matchup of big servers, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

The No. 16-seeded Monfils became soaked with sweat on a sweltering afternoon but rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the final set. Nishikori fell behind 0-40 serving at 4-5 but erased those match points and another in that game, and overcame one more match point serving in the 12th game.

"I thought I almost gave up the match,'' Nishikori said. "It was tough conditions. Especially the last couple of games, I don't know what I was thinking.''

He played a solid tiebreaker and closed out the victory with a forehand winner.

Seeded No. 6, Nishikori will play Friday against the winner of the match Thursday night between No. 12 Milos Raonic and No. 24 Nick Kyrgios.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.