Marin Cilic ends Kyle Edmund's run at semi-final stage

28 January, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Alyssa Little
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"It's an fantastic feeling, very happy with these sort of things, you are so emotionally engaged that you don't really take it in, you don't really enjoy yourself", Edmund said.

Dimitrov, the 2017 ATP Finals champion, conceded his serve twice on his way to losing the match in two hours and 49 minutes. He had a physically tiring Edmund on the ropes in his next service game but he somehow managed to hold after Cilic had a breakpoint.

Marin Cilic dominated British hope Kyle Edmund in straight sets to become the first Croatian to reach the final of the Australian Open on Thursday.

And Cilic insists it will not be a case of seeking retribution should Federer make the final.

"I'm playing much, much more aggressive", said Cilic. I also think he could stand in and take his backhand earlier on return.

"With Rafa [Nadal, who retired in the quarters against Cilic] towards the end of the match, and even I think with Kyle, I think he had either a small injury or fatigue, I had no idea, towards the end of the match. So it is more attention there, but of course you just take it in your stride, trying to embrace it as much as possible".

"We didn't hit too, too many balls off the back of the court. I'll definitely go away from the whole week feeling positive".

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Denmark's Wozniacki faces unseeded Mertens, who has made the last four in her tournament debut and is on a 10-match unbeaten run after winning the lead-up Hobart International.

Kyle Edmund wanted to join the likes of Andy Murray and John Lloyd as the only British male singles finalists at Melbourne Park in the Open era but looked exhausted in the body thereby losing to third time grand slam finalist.

The 16-times grand slam champion said he felt the strain in the third set but was not affected until the fourth when it twinged during a scramble for a drop-shot.

"For me, I'm going to prepare for that match like for any other one", Cilic said.

"When he arrived, I didn't want to bother him".

Hewitt said of his team-mate: "I loved playing Davis Cup with this fella".

Speaking about his injury, he added: "It's hard to know exactly what it is now".


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