claimed his first name in nearly three years now with victory from the Brisbane International final.

The 29-year-old Japanese’s last tournament win was in Memphis in February 2016 but ever since then he has received time out with a wrist issue.

“I managed to reunite very deep and that I think I put him under pressure.” He said.

Nishikori dominated all through aside in a lousy service game in the next set which enabled Medvedev, the world number 16, to degree it at one set all.

However, Nishikori re-covered into storm in to a 5-1 lead in the decider and he wrapped up victory.

And he expects that he can keep the momentum into the n Open, where he has never been beyond the quarterfinals.

“Even when I lost today, I think I was very convinced, and a few of the matches I played some of the most effective [players].

“Therefore, I’m delighted to visit Melbourne, and that I feel like it’s one of my favourite tournaments there.”