Nishikori back on track in 2019 after downing Dimitrov in Brisbane

Nishikori back on track in 2019 after downing Dimitrov in Brisbane

Nishikori back on track in 2019 after downing Dimitrov in Brisbane

Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov had straight-sets wins Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals at the Brisbane International, where they'll meet in a rematch of the 2017 final.

He broke Dimitrov in the 11th game of the first set on Pat Rafter Arena before climbing off the canvas to come back from 4-1 in the second to win 7-5, 7-5 over the sixth-seeded Bulgarian, a former champion at this event. "I think the last couple of games I've been very solid and I'm very happy", Nishikori admitted, per The Sydney Morning Herald. Last year, Nishikori went 43-21 with runs to three ATP Tour finals at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters (l.to Nadal), the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo (l.to Anderson) and the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna (l.to Anderson). I want to get into the world's top five.

A day after pulling off a boilover, unseeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy nearly fell victim to one himself before digging deep to become the first man into the Brisbane International semi-finals. World No. 9 Nishikori will next prepare for a semi-final against France's Jeremy Chardy, who beat qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4) earlier in the day.

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Dimitrov looked set to force a decider after surging into a 4-1 advantage in the second, but errors crept in and a long backhand was followed by two double faults and an overhit forehand at 5-5 as Nishikori came from behind to advance. But she managed to pick up momentum in the second set and did not drop a single game. "I think I'm doing that again now and this week", Nishikori revealed.

Osaka fired 11 aces and 34 winners in booking a semifinal spot against either world No. 27 Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine or world No. 20 Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.

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