Kyrgios hints knee injury could keep him out of Australian Open

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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.

As for the final, Kyrgios said he'd worked himself into the tournament and was ready to win a title with little more than a week to go before the Australian Open, the first major of the season.

The third-seeded Kyrgios had his left knee heavily taped but didn't appear to be hampered as he worked his way into the match after dropping the first set in 22 minutes.

Kyrgios displayed steely focus as he won his fourth ATP World Tour tournament and first on home soil by defeating Harrison 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 13 minutes on Pat Rafter Arena on Sunday evening.

"This is an injury which could keep me out of the Australian Open".

"Coming here all week I felt right at home". And as he has done all week, he started slowly against defending champion Dimitrov , losing the first set to a single break of serve.

"I was just seeing the rule and where line is".

Like Kyrgios, Peers says a Davis Cup breakthrough isn't out of question.

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

Murphy replied that Harrison's time away from the court was "reasonable".

A free-moving Kyrgios then cranked the pressure to another level in the second set, getting more balls in play on Harrison's serve as he eyed an early kill.

A forehand error by Dimitrov, who made the Australian Open semi-finals past year, gifted Kyrgios the break in the seventh game of the third and the Canberran did not look back.

He cracked at 3-3 in the third set and was broken, and the way Kyrgios was serving, the match was as good as over.

A forehand error by Dimitrov gifted Kyrgios the break in the seventh game of the third and the Australian didn't look back.

"I've got such great support here".

The Australian wins the finals meeting in straight sets.

Kyrgios, who took a medical timeout while trailing 4-5 in the opening set, received treatment again two games later and struggled to find his feet as Ebden edged the tiebreaker.

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