Tsonga trumps de Minaur in Brisbane

Heather Diaz
January 8, 2019

The score was level at 4-4 in the third, when Medvedev got the decisive break on a succession of unforced errors from 2016 Brisbane champion Raonic. Serving at 2-3 in set number two, Tsonga saved three break points with winners and he was a point away from breaking Alex twice in the next game, only to squander both opportunities after good serves from the home favorite.

Earlier on Saturday, world No. 5 Naomi Osaka suffered a 6-2, 6-4 loss to No. 27-ranked Lesia Tsurenko, which cost the young star a place in the final and a chance to move up to the No. 3 world ranking - which would be a record high for a player from Japan.

Kei Nishikori won his first ATP title since Memphis in 2016 with a dominating final set to beat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the Brisbane International final on Sunday.

Out of sudden, Medvedev grabbed a break in game two of the second set when Milos hit a poor volley and he opened a 4-1 lead before more challenging last two service games where he had to play against four break points in total. "It was good tennis and I'm just really happy with the way I played".

But he recovered to break back and then seized the advantage at 3-3 when he broke Medvedev again, taking the first set in 42 minutes. The Frenchman hit a backhand victor down the line to take his second break and a 5-4 first half lead, before serving out to love to clinch the opener.

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Standing between Pliskova and a second Brisbane final in three seasons is Donna Vekic.

"I played a great match; I expected something like this before the match because I saw him play a few times", Tsonga said.

"Physically and tennis-wise I think it was ideal". "I felt like I was too fast on the court - now, I will go for a trophy".

"Rennae said 'I am absolutely sure you can win this match, ' which gave me some confidence and belief that I can do it".

"Last year I did a lot of that and I'm trying to change it more, and I think I have, towards the end of last year. I felt I was getting better with the time".

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