Brisbane [Australia], Jan 6 (ANI): Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is on the verge of clinching this year's Brisbane International title after he made it to the finals of the tournament, following a three-set victory over Grigor Dimitr of Bulgaria, on Saturday.
For the third match in a row, third-seed Kyrgios fell behind a set before bouncing back strongly to sweep aside Dimitrov 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in a thrilling men's singles clash that lasted one and a half hour on the hard courts of the Queensland Tennis Centre.
Reflecting on the match, Kyrgios admitted that his opponent Dimitrov played a pretty solid first set, but he somehow managed to take control later in the match to eventually come out victorious.
"I hadn't beaten him before. Going into today, I knew that I was going to do something a little different. I was going to kind of just not give him too much rhythm. Come in a lot, be super aggressive off my returns. And obviously try and just serve, just serve pretty much anywhere and just play aggressive," the ATP quoted Kyrgios, as saying.
"He played a pretty solid first set. I played a pretty loose game to get broken. And then, pretty much from then on, I felt pretty in control of the match," he added.
The Australian tennis player will now lock horns with American Ryan Harrison in the summit showdown. Kyrgios leads their Head-to-Head series against Harrison 2-0. (ANI)