Australian Open tennis: Murray reaches semis
Andy Murray is through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open after a four-set victory over Alexandr Dolgopolov.
The British number one was make to work hard by the Ukrainian world number 46 but eventually triumphed 7-5 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-3. The Scot was seemingly in control at two sets and a break up but Dolgopolov fought back to win the third set. He couldn’t continue the resurgence in the final set however as Murray finished the job.
Reacting to his victory, Murray said: "It was very tough. Every point against him is different, he hits the ball differently to everyone else, it's tough to explain. I struggled with my rhythm early on and he came back in the third set but I thought I did well enough. I had to go for my shots a little bit more in the fourth set.”
Murray next faces the winner of the Rafael Nadal v David Ferrer quarter-final. The first of the semi-finals will see Novak Djokovic meet Roger Federer, with Bet365 making Federer the 4/9 favourite for the match. Djokovic is priced at 7/4.