Kyrgios hints knee injury could keep him out of Australian Open

  • Kyrgios hints knee injury could keep him out of Australian Open

Kyrgios hints knee injury could keep him out of Australian Open

A week later Harrison and Kokkinakis had to be separated by officials during a fiery match, with Harrison reportedly saying "Wawrinka should've decked Kyrgios and I should deck that kid."But apart from Kyrgios's frustration with Harrison leaving the court at the end of the first set, there was no evidence of tension and the two shook hands warmly at the end of the match". Certainly, his 6-4, 6-2 win against Ryan Harrison, of the United States, yesterday to win the title in Queensland was a positive sign that all is well, at the moment, with both his game and mindset.

Nick Kyrgios of Australia on Saturday stunned top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Brisbane International tennis tournament. Harrison had earlier ended the fairytale run of 18-year-old wildcard Alex de Minaur 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in two hours and 37 minutes. "He had a great a year ago — beat me two times", Krygios said.

In lifting the Roy Emerson Trophy, Kyrgios becomes the second Australian champion in the tournament's 10-year history after Lleyton Hewitt in 2014.

Kyrgios said: "The front of my knee gets better the warmer it gets". Because obviously I'm playing well under pressure and in pressure situations."After struggling with his first three service games when he had to defend five break points, Kyrgios lost only one point on serve after that".

"Right now, I feel pretty good".

Kyrgios, however, rose to the occasion for the win.

Harrison then broke de Minaur twice at the start of the decider and although the Australian got one break back he was unable to complete the comeback.

Just like his idol, De Minaur went down swinging despite letting a huge opportunity slip in the second set.

Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich reached her first tour-level final with a 7-6 (3), 6-4 semifinal win over seventh-seeded Anastasija Sevastova.

However, Harrison stepped up the pressure and reeled off the next four points to take the set and level the match.