Kyle Edmund survives two three-set epic matches in order to reach the quarterfinals action at the 2018 Brisbane International. After seeing Edmund's distress, Dimitrov immediately leaped over the net and sprinted to his aid, helping the Briton to his chair.
Millman, ranked No. 128, raised a exhausted grin for supportive home fans at Pat Rafter Arena, who has gamely fought back from two career-threatening injuries. (The jumping, not the sportsmanship.) Edmund would end up finishing the match, though Dimitrov prevailed 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4.
Earlier Friday, Kyrgios had his left knee heavily taped but didn't appear to be hampered as he worked his way into the match after dropping the first set in 22 minutes. "It's very unfortunate what happened", Dimitrov said of Edmund's injury. "But I came in here a little more level-headed (than the Raonic match), had more time to play, and was able to play my best tennis".
Dimitrov will now play mercurial Australian Nick Kyrgios in a blockbuster semi-final.
"The only positive I can say about losing that first set (against Dolgopolov) is I'm putting myself in some pressure situations and getting some more court time out there which is good".
"I only know kind of the initial feelings of it, which is not always so trustworthy, " she said of the injury.
"I will look to fly to Sydney and I'm ready to pick myself up and go again, " he said.
In the other semi-final Australian wild card Alex de Minaur will face America's Ryan Harrison.
Sasnovich, who has a career-high ranking of No. 85, will meet either defending champion Karolina Pliskova or No. 3-seeded seed Elina Svitolina in the championship match. Istomin advanced 7-6 (5), 6-2 over Jared Donaldson and Harrison had a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2 win over Yannick Hanfmann, who was a late addition to the draw after Andy Murray withdrew.