Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Medvedev beats Raonic to reach semifinals in Brisbane

Medvedev beats Raonic to reach semifinals in Brisbane

Tsonga will play Russian 22-year-old Daniil Medvedev for a place in the Brisbane decider, while Frenchman Jeremy Chardy meets second seed Kei Nishikori in the other semi-final on Saturday.

But Nishikori, who had lost nine consecutive ATP finals over 52 tournaments in almost three years, broke the Russian player's serve on four consecutive points in the final game to clinch the match in just 2 hours, 6 minutes, at Pat Rafter Arena.

Nishikori has set his sights on returning to the world's top five after falling to 39 last April due to a wrist injury at the end of 2017 that forced him to take a break from the tour.

A quick break helped Nishikori reset as he built a double break, with the insurance coming in handy when broken serving for the title at 5-1.

Japan's Naomi Osaka lamented her poor attitude following a straight sets thrashing by Lesia Tsurenko in the Brisbane International semifinals but the US Open victor said defeat came with a valuable lesson.

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"If I'm being really frank, I just feel like I had like the worst attitude today", the 21-year-old Osaka said.

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In the men's draw, fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev, who beat former world number one Andy Murray in his previous match, rallied to knock out another former champion in Milos Raonic to reach the last-four.

"I think we had the great fight until 5-4, and then suddenly, I don't know, maybe she raised her level so much that I was not ready for that".

"I realized I had to do something to win this match and I think I made a change really well", he said.

"I was sulking a little bit, and like there are moments that I tried not to do that".

"I'm going to go there and practice tomorrow and see how it goes and decide from there", he told AAP.

"There is nothing better than this", the Japanese said afterwards.

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