Australian Open: Kyle Edmund progresses to semi-finals, upsets Grigor Dimitrov

Britain's Kyle Edmund celebrates beating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in their men's singles quarter-finals. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Jan 23, 2018, 07.21 AM (IST)

Kyle Edmund d Grigor Dimitrov, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Britain's Kyle Edmund defeated Bulgaria's world No.3, Grigor Dimitrov, to reach the semi-finals at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

The unseeded Edmund, ranked 49, won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in 2hr 49min and will face either Rafael Nadal or Marin Cilic for a place in the final.

Bulgaria's Dimitrov had beaten Edmund only two weeks ago in the quarter-finals at the Brisbane International, but there was no repeat.

"It's an amazing feeling. I'm very happy," said an overwhelmed Edmund, ranked 49 and in his first semi-final at a major. Watch his reaction:

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"It was a hard match and I'm really trying to enjoy the moment. It was my first match on Rod Laver Arena and it's very special."

"Reaching the last stage of the best tournament in the world it's obviously very pleasing, but of course I want to keep going."

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