Injury Scare for Edmund

Tyler Owen
January 6, 2018

Kyle Edmund survives two three-set epic matches in order to reach the quarterfinals action at the 2018 Brisbane International. Dimitrov proceeded to leap over the net to check on Edmund, helping him get to his feet and hobble over to his chair.

Edmund meets world No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov next at the ATP event.

With British compatriot Andy Murray withdrawing from the first Grand Slam of the year due to his recurring hip injury on Thursday, expectation is growing that Edmund can carry his Brisbane form into the Melbourne showcase. The two squared off previous year in Washington where the world No. 3 earned a hard fought three-set victory over the British No. 2.

With the other semi-final featuring wildcard Alex De Minaur against unfancied American Ryan Harrison, the victor of Kyrgios vs Dimitrov will be hot favourite to lift the trophy.

After Dimitrov got the best of Edmund during a rally, Edmund went down, holding his ankle in agony. At the end of the match Dimitrov, who saved two match points, was relieved and satisfied.'I missed tennis, but I didn't know I missed it that much', he said. I mean, I've seen him play quite a few times out here, and playing really aggressive, striking the ball incredible, and it was no less tonight.

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"I knew the last two games he wasn't at his best so I just had to find a way again", Dimitrov added.

The wins sets up a interesting semi-final with Australian hopeful Nick Kyrgios, who defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov earlier in the day.

He was able to resume but went on to lose 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-4.

Teenage wild-card entry Alex De Minaur followed up his upset victory over Milos Raonic with a routine 6-4, 6-0 win over Michael Mmoh to reach his first tour-level semifinal. "It was a big opportunity for me", De Minaur said.

Breaking in the seventh game of the third set, despite his sluggish start Kyrgios took the decider 6-4 to secure his semi-final place in 90 minutes.

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