Dimitrov to face Kyrgios in Brisbane semis

Kyle Edmund was made to dig deep in Brisbane to overcome South Korean Hyeon Chung

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. Dimitrov proceeded to leap over the net to check on Edmund, helping him get to his feet and hobble over to his chair.

Edmund had new strapping applied to his ankle but clearly wasn't moving freely when he returned and lost the next two games, the latter one off his own serve.

"John played unbelievable tonight", Dimitrov said.

She struggled against Kanepi's powerful ground strokes in the first set but started to find her range in the second and stayed on top in the third.

In this way, Dimitrov qualified for the 1/4-finals of the tournament where he will meet Kyle Edmund, who beat the Korean Hon Chun in three sets. "It's very unfortunate what happened", Dimitrov said of Edmund's injury. I'm hitting the ball well and I'm serving really well.

The 22-year-old enjoyed success with his first serve as he reached the quarter-final stage
The 22-year-old enjoyed success with his first serve as he reached the quarter-final stage

"I was just happy I kept good composure on the court, striking the ball well and fighting".

"The only positive I can say about losing that first set (against Dolgopolov) is I'm putting myself in some pressure situations and getting some more court time out there which is good".

Grigor Dimitrov reached the semi-finals of the Brisbane International while Elina Svitolina advanced to the finals on Friday.

But Millman, the fourth-ranked Australian, was prepared a few hours later to play Sydney qualifying, starting Saturday afternoon, but should have earnt himself the third and last of Tennis Australia's wildcards for the tournament's main draw.

In the other semi-final Australian wild card Alex de Minaur will face America's Ryan Harrison. Harrison was leading 7-6 (6) 4-2 when Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin retired from the contest.

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