Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

John Millman ready to go again after near miss at Brisbane International

John Millman ready to go again after near miss at Brisbane International

The Bulgarian fired 12 aces in a three set win over the talented Kyle Edmund, winning 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4 in two and half hours on the hard courts of Brisbane.

The 22-year-old let out a cry of anguish before rolling on the floor, with Dimitrov immediately hopping over the net to help his opponent, who then underwent treatment on the sidelines.

The No. 3-ranked Dimitrov was broken in the last game of the first set to give No. 128-ranked Millman the lead.

"At the end of the day, health above all", Dimitrov said on court after sealing the victory.

Edmund had to save two break points in the ninth game of the second set and, encouraged, he swept through the tie-break to deservedly level the match.

While he was taken out of Brisbane, it appeared as though he may be a doubt for the Australian Open as Edmund went over on his ankle midway through the deciding set. "It's very unfortunate what happened", Dimitrov said of Edmund's injury.

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"I only know kind of the initial feelings of it, which is not always so trustworthy, " she said of the injury. I played aggressive tennis and got rewarded for that.

Dimitrov will now play mercurial Australian Nick Kyrgios in a blockbuster semi-final.

Kyrgios had earlier battled back from a set down to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 1-6 6-3 6-3 on Friday to book his spot in the semi-finals. "I just had to find a way again".

Sasnovich, who has a career-high ranking of No. 85, will meet either defending champion Karolina Pliskova or No. 3-seeded seed Elina Svitolina in the championship match.

Sydneysiders Alex de Minaur and Jordan Thompson have the other two singles wildcards into the Sydney International. Harrison was leading 7-6 (6) 4-2 when Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin retired from the contest.

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