Grigor Dimitrov and Kei Nishikori are going to clash in the quarters of the Brisbane International in what is going to be a reply of their 2017 played in Queensland.
Currently ranked no.19, Grigor played 2 quality matches in the first 2 rounds in Australia after he defeated Yoshihito Nishioka and John Millman with the same result (6-3 6-4). The Bulgarian seems to benefit from the good preparation he had during the off-season especially from the baseline where he appears to be more solid than the previous season.
Ranked no.9, Kei is looking forward to having a good season in 2019 and he is really “desperate” for winning a title after losing the last 9 finals! Being seeded no.2, the Japanese didn’t need to play the first round as he received a bye. In the second round, Kei defeated Denis Kudla 7-5 6-2.
H2H Grigor Dimitrov vs. Kei Nishikori
Grigor and Kei have played each other 5 times. The h2h is 4-1 for Nishikori, 3-1 on hard courts. However, that match won by Dimitrov was he 2017 final in Brisbane.