Kei Nishikori and Daniil Medvedev are the last two standing in Brisbane
Kei Nishikori and Daniil Medvedev will contest the 2019 Brisbane International final.
The second-seeded Nishikori came through his semi-final against Jeremy Chardy with ease as he rolled the Frenchman over 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and six minutes.
“That was clinical!”
Indeed. Nishikori storms by Chardy 6-2 6-2 in just 66 minutes to earn his way back into the #BrisbaneTennis final for the first time since 2017
He’ll meet either Tsonga or Medvedev there pic.twitter.com/PuBUo8Gq56
— #BrisbaneTennis (@BrisbaneTennis) January 5, 2019
“Today’s match was almost perfect, I would say. Serve and return was phenomenal,” Nishikori said.
“I think he was missing a little bit more than last couple matches.
“But, yeah, I played very solid.”
Next up for the Japanese player is Medvedev after the Russian saw off the challenge of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
After a tight opening set, the fourth seed ran away with things in the second as he secured a 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 win over the Frenchman, who was playing in his first semi-final in over a year following a serious knee injury.
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