Kei Nishikori targets Brisbane title after great semi-final performance

09 January, 2019, 08:57 | Author: Greg Lawrence
  • Kei Nishikori targets Brisbane title after great semi-final performance

Kei Nishikori's strong pre-Australian Open form has continued, the Japanese star demolishing world No.40 Jeremy Chardy to reach the Brisbane International final.

No. 4 seed Medvedev fought back to win 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4, saving all eight break points while also making better use of his opportunities.

But de Minaur scrambled well in the next game to jag a point he should never have won and was rewarded with the next three points to break straight back.

It was in the ninth game of the third set when Medvedev earned his second service break - half of what he created - which proved to be decisive as the Russian player held his following serve to post his second win over Raonic in their second career match.

"I managed to come back in the second set, but he played unbelievable and deserved it", Medvedev said of Nishikori.

"I was able to return very deep and I think I put him under pressure." he said.

"I feel nearly home there, so I hope I can do well, better than a quarter-final".

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Eying his 12th title in his 26th career final, Nishikori will take on the victor of the second semifinal clash pitting Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga against Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation.

With that in mind it's likely you'll find the 19-year-old resting in bed on Saturday in Sydney, having lost a quality quarter-final against a rejuvenated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Brisbane on Friday night.

"I realized I had to do something to win this match and I think I made a change really well", he said.

"The main goal is to do well in the Australian Open, but I'm really happy that I've been playing really well this week", he said.

The 30-year-old Spaniard missed much of last year with injury, but beat both Stan Wawrinka and world No1 Novak Djokovic on his way to his first title since Dubai last year.

The unseeded Tsurenko had claimed the first set and was up 5-3 in the second, serving for the match, when Pliskova started her comeback.



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