Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Stylish Kyrgios sets up Dimitrov semi-final in Brisbane

Grigor Dimitrov has Reached the 1/2-final in Brisbane Kyle Edmund crashes out to Grigor Dimitrov after nasty fall in Brisbane
Domingo Copeland | 06 January, 2018, 03:20

Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov took home the win in the quarterfinal match of the Brisbane International against Kyle Edmund Friday, but it's what he did during the match that will have people talking about the moment for sometime.

Dimitrov was on court for nearly two-and-a-half hours before finally subduing the British number two, who was right in the contest until he hurt his ankle with the score at 4-4 in the third set. I'm hitting the ball well and I'm serving really well.

Dimitrov terminated a long rally on the first point with a lunging backhand volley and then chanced a forehand drive which grazed a sideline on the second.

Edmund's injury comes days after British men's number one Andy Murray pulled out of the Australian Open due to his ongoing hip injury and women's number one Johanna Konta retired in her Brisbane quarter-final, also with a hip problem. "I've seen this too many times". The two squared off previous year in Washington where the world No. 3 earned a hard fought three-set victory over the British No. 2. I know the feeling. Earlier in the day Kyrgios came back from losing the first set to defeat former finalist Alexandr Dolgopolov 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Dimitrov was in control against Edmund as he took the first set but was dragged into a second-set tiebreak which the Briton edged to set up the decider.

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"I will look to fly to Sydney and I'm ready to pick myself up and go again, " he said.

De Minaur will play unseeded American Ryan Harrison for a place in the final.

Teenage wild-card entry Alex De Minaur followed up his upset victory over Milos Raonic with a routine 6-4, 6-0 win over Michael Mmoh to reach his first tour-level semifinal.

He was able to resume but went on to lose 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-4.

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