The ninth racket of the world, Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori, in the semifinals of the competition Brisbane International beat the Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, who occupies the 40th place in the world ranking, – 6/2, 6/2. For 1 hour and 6 minutes of the match, Kei made two aces and four breaks, making a double mistake when serving. Whereas Jeremy filed through 10 times and made three double faults. The personal encounter of opponents was 2-1 in favor of Chardy. In the final of the tournament in Brisbane, Nishikori will play either with the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or with the Russian, Daniil Medvedev.