Australian Open

Edmund stuns Dimitrov to reach semi-final

Kyle Edmund

Britain’s Kyle Edmund is through to his first Grand Slam semi-final after defeating Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open (pic: SNS Group)

Britain’s Kyle Edmund produced the match of his life as he defeated world No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open.

The Englishman stunned the third seed, winning in four sets 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 win, to set up a last-four meeting on Thursday with either Rafael Nadal or Marin Cilic.

He will be only the sixth British man in the open era – after Roger Taylor, John Lloyd, Greg Rusedski, Tim Henman and Andy Murray – to play in a Grand Slam singles semi-final.

Murray took to Twitter to congratulate his Davis Cup team-mate moments after his famous victory.

“Wow!” said the Scot, who had to miss the tournament after hip surgery.

Edmund was understandably delighted with his achievement, saying: “It’s an amazing feeling. I’m very happy.

“With these sort of things you’re so emotionally engaged that you don’t really take it in, you don’t enjoy yourself, so just at the end, after a hard match and having played lots of matches so far, I just really tried to enjoy the moment.”

The 23-year-old Yorkshireman is expected to climb 23 places to a career-high position of No 26 in Monday’s world rankings and should he reach the final, he will even replace Murray as the British No. 1.


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