Kei Nishikori praised the professionalism of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. In a press conference, the world No. 10 said: 'They are on another level. They're always well prepared for playing me and they target my weak points, but I enjoy trying to find a way to break up them, it's fun to play them.'
Nishikori also aims to win another ATP title: 'I think it's going to come someday soon. I mean last year I had many great results, and maybe I didn't get a title, but able to finish Top 10. And I mean sometimes that's not the most important thing, you know.
But I mean hopefully, I can get the title sometimes. But, yeah, I feel like I've been playing well this week, so I try to focus every match, and yeah, hope I can do well the last two more matches.' On how it feels to compete in Brisbane in front of so many passionate fans, Nishikori added: 'I feel very playing like home.
I see many Japanese here, and even the fans here is very exciting. And people are very nice here. So I'm very feeling comfortable playing this tournament, Brisbane always. And yeah, good to see many Japanese people here, and even my friends are coming to watch.
I feel like playing home here.' On his upcoming final against Medvedev, the 29-year-old concluded: 'Daniil is playing very solid from last year. I think he has the potential to be in Top 10 soon. And yeah, well, we will see who is going to win today.'