Kei Nishikori 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 Australian 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.”