Brilliant Briton Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach last four
Kyle Edmund v Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4

Brilliant Briton Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach last four

Britain's Kyle Edmund made history with a remarkable 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 win over third seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

The 23-year-old produced a combination of thumping forehands and coolness under pressure to book a last-four meeting against either Rafa Nadal or Marin Cilic.

Edmund, ranked 49 and unseeded, had never been beyond the last 16 of a slam before arriving in Melbourne. He now finds himself on the brink of reaching the final - a feat achieved five times by countryman Andy Murray.

Edmund came out firing, using his massive forehand to keep Dimitrov on the back foot. After the pair exchanged breaks, Edmund made his decisive move with a thumping forehand return to breach the Bulgarian's serve a second time.

A chastened Dimitrov reacted, winning the first three games of the second set. The third seed gave Edmund chances to get back into the set, at one point serving three double faults in a game, but the Briton spurned the opportunities.

Dimitrov's serving woes continued in the third - landing only 39% of first serves in. It was entirely appropriate that the decisive break should come with a weak double fault into the net. Edmund consolidated the break to clinch the set, coming from 15-30 thanks to some more ferocious baseline hitting.

Another wayward Dimitrov shot gave Edmund a potentially match-clinching break in the fourth, but the Briton's mask slipped as he handed the initiative straight back. But Edmund struck again in the ninth game after a HawkEye review showed a Dimitrov shot to have fallen roughly a nanometre wide of the sideline. The unseeded player converted the second of two break points before serving out to complete a stunning victory.

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