Stars to play in Brisbane
Former winner Milos Raonic and this year’s runner-up Kei Nishikori are set to return to next year’s Brisbane International, organizers said Monday.
Canada’s Raonic, the former world No.3 who defeated Roger Federer in the 2016 Brisbane final and is now ranked 24th, will be playing in the Australian Open warm-up tournament for the fourth time.
Japan’s Nishikori, ranked 22nd in the world, is lining up his eighth trip to the Brisbane International, starting on December 31.
Raonic and Nishikori will join a strong men’s field that is headlined by world No.1 Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Nick Kyrgios and defending champion Dimitrov.