Twice Kyrgios thrilled the crowd with delightful touch at the net, while he used angles from the baseline and the occasional flat forehand to throw the 47th-ranked Harrison off his game. Kyrgios came back from losing the first set to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 and set up a decider against American Ryan Harrison.
A week later Harrison and Kokkinakis had to be separated by officials during a fiery match, with Harrison reportedly saying "Wawrinka should've decked Kyrgios and I should deck that kid."But apart from Kyrgios's frustration with Harrison leaving the court at the end of the first set, there was no evidence of tension and the two shook hands warmly at the end of the match".
Kyrgios will appear in his seventh overall ATP final and vie for his first title since Tokyo 2016 and fourth of career.
Nick Kyrgios is confident that he will avoid any injury troubles at the Australian Open after his Brisbane International triumph.
A forehand error by Dimitrov, who made the Australian Open semi-finals previous year, gifted Kyrgios the break in the seventh game of the third and the Canberran did not look back.
Kyrgios then flicked the switch, slotting seven aces and 15 winners to overwhelm Dimitrov and take the second set in 29 minutes.
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His world ranking will improve from 21 to 18 after reaching the final and will climb to 17 if he claims the title.
There will be no all-Australian final after Harrison ended Alex de Minaur's dream run.
De Minaur was the youngest Australian to make an ATP World Tour semi-final since Hewitt in 2000. "(Our) matches haven't been very close, so I don't really know why there's much history there", he said.
Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich reached her first tour-level final with a 7-6 (3), 6-4 semifinal win over seventh-seeded Anastasija Sevastova.
It was too little, too late, however, for De Minaur.
The quarter and semi-finals will now be played on Saturday, when the rain is expected to clear, with the final moved back to Sunday.