Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov helps injured opponent to sideline

Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov helps injured opponent to sideline

Kyle Edmund survives two three-set epic matches in order to reach the quarterfinals action at the 2018 Brisbane International.

Dimitrov jumped over the net from his side of the court and raced to help Edmund as he writhed in pain behind the baseline at the other end, giving the British player a hand to get up and then helping him limp to the side of the court.

Millman, ranked No. 128, raised a exhausted grin for supportive home fans at Pat Rafter Arena, who has gamely fought back from two career-threatening injuries.

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"I was just happy I kept good composure on the court, striking the ball well and fighting". I've seen this too many times, I know the feeling.

Harrison had been due to face Andy Murray in the second round but after avoiding the Scot, who withdrew from both Brisbane and the Australian Open with his ongoing hip injury, and will now get a shot of reaching the final.

"The first match of the year and I get to play two-and-a-half hours", he said.

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"I will look to fly to Sydney and I'm ready to pick myself up and go again, " he said.

Edmund had to save two break points in the ninth game of the second set and, encouraged, he swept through the tie-break to deservedly level the match. The 18-year-old de Minaur stunned fourth seed Milos Raonic in the second round and there was no letdown Friday as he ousted United States qualifier Michael Mmoh 6-4, 6-0 to reach his first ATP semi-final. Earlier in the day Kyrgios came back from losing the first set to defeat former finalist Alexandr Dolgopolov 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. The 18-year-old De Minaur will play Ryan Harrison, who led 7-6 (6), 4-2 when Denis Istomin retired from their quarterfinal match with a hip strain.

In the women's draw, Svitolina upset second seed Karolina Pliskova, winning 7-5, 7-5.

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