Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov will meet in the Cincinnati Open men’s final. Australian Kyrgios beat David Ferrer 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-4) while Bulgaria’s Dimitrov advanced against John Isner 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (12-10).
He was a nightmare to play, especially because I'm a tall guy and he's not the tallest guy. In the tie-breaks I served well, but I definitely didn't bring my best tennis. I'm just really proud that I managed to scrap out the win. Nick Kyrgios
In the men’s final, Kyrgios will be chasing his first title of the year after a hard-fought victory over stubborn Spaniard Ferrer.
“He was a nightmare to play, especially because I’m a tall guy and he’s not the tallest guy,” said Kyrgios, who beat world number two Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.
“In the tie-breaks I served well, but I definitely didn’t bring my best tennis.
“I’m just really proud that I managed to scrap out the win.”
Dimitrov saved a set point in the second set tie-break against American Isner before reaching his first Masters 1000 final.
“It’s a good step,” said Dimitrov. “I have been on the tour for quite some time now, and I appreciate those moments.
“I’m starting to appreciate them even more.”
In the men’s doubles, Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares continued their flawless run as they eased past second seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo 6-4 7-5 to reach the final.
The pair have not dropped a set at this year’s competition and will face France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut – who also won their semi-final in straight sets.