Grigor Dimitrov Leaps Over Net to Help Injured Opponent Kyle Edmund

Grigor Dimitrov Leaps Over Net to Help Injured Opponent Kyle Edmund

Grigor Dimitrov won his match against Kyle Edmund in the Brisbane International - but it was his stunning (and athletic) display of sportsmanship that earned him the loudest cheers on Friday.

Dimitrov was on court for nearly two-and-a-half hours before finally subduing the British number two, who was right in the contest until he hurt his ankle with the score at 4-4 in the third set.

Dimitrov fell behind 3-0 in the tiebreaker, went on a four-point roll to get back in front, then had to scramble to save match points at 6-5 and 7-6 before converting his second set point to force a third. Edmund was wrong-footed on the baseline and collapsed to the ground with a scream of pain after turning his ankle. The two square off in the quarterfinals tomorrow in Brisbane.

"I was just happy I kept good composure on the court, striking the ball well and fighting. I've seen this too many times and know the feeling so I really hope he gets better, that's the only thing", Dimitrov said court during the court-side interview.

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The other semi-final will feature another Australian, 18-year-old Alex De Minaur, and unseeded American Ryan Harrison - who had been due to play Murray on Thursday before the Briton withdrew from the tournament.

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 Brisbane born and raised Millman has played some of his best tennis on the Pat Rafter Arena, and has taken sets off Roger Federer and Andy Murray in previous tournaments.

"I will look to fly to Sydney and I'm ready to pick myself up and go again, " he said. Harrison was leading 7-6 (6) 4-2 when Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin retired from the contest.

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