ATP Tour

Kyrgios on the cusp of Brisbane title

2018-01-06 11:33
Nick Kyrgios (AP)

Brisbane - Nick Kyrgios reached the final of the Brisbane International following his come from behind victory over Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday. 

The talented Australian fought back from a set down to defeat Dimitrov 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on the hard courts of the Queensland Tennis Centre. 

One break of serve was enough for Dimitrov to claim the opening set, but Kyrgios stormed to a 5-1 lead in the second set after a couple of breaks. 

The 22-year-old continued his barrage of aces in the third set - racking up 19 for the match - and took advantage of the only break point in the set on his way to securing a spot in his seventh ATP final.

The victory books a date with Ryan Harrison, who also earned a 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 comeback win over teenager Alex de Minaur. 

“I know that he's a dangerous opponent,” said Kyrgios of the American, who he has beaten in straight sets in their only two clashes. 

"He can serve very, very well and he's obviously won a lot of matches here.”


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