Britain's Kyle Edmund celebrates beating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in their men's singles quarter-finals. Photograph:( AFP )
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:
"Reaching the last stage of the best tournament in the world it's obviously very pleasing, but of course I want to keep going."— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 23, 2018
- @kyle8edmund progresses to his first semifinal!#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/lSo6EyxIqw
"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."
.@kyle8edmund vs Grigor Dimitrov ????— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 23, 2018
-4 double faults
-48 unforced errors
-5/15 bp won
-6/9 bp saved
-20/25 net points
-75% 1st serve won
-43% 2nd serve won
-av. 1st serve 187 km/h#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/QfvzQQMy3k