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Australian Open: Marin Cilic moves past Kyle Edmund to reach the final

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Roger Federer consoles Hyeon Chung after he retired from their Australian Open semi-final.                  Reuters  Edgar Su

Last thing I did.

"I hung around. Had to get a bit lucky, a bit angry, a bit frustrated maybe at the umpire", Federer said.

Without Murray in the draw this year, Edmund, 22, has been front and center in Melbourne. "It's just putting it together more often", said Edmund.

Edmund, on his way to semis at Melbourne, beat the US Open finalist Kevin Anderson and in defeating Dimitrov he had his first victory against a top 10 player.

One can't help but remember Cilic's last trip to a grand slam final. He deserves his spot.

Andy Murray, followed Johanna Konta, and Jamie Murray in doubles, have raised the profile of tennis in the United Kingdom to its highest level in decades, and here was Edmund taking the baton in Australia-and with it a leap into the top 30.

The Croatian will enter the top three in the world for the first time in his career, leaving only a French Open final to complete his collection. A prodigious talent, Edmund was part of the junior and the senior Great Britain teams that won the Davis Cup.

As Edmund continued to improve, Murray eventually suggested it might be time for him to branch out on his own.

Defiant Pakistani radio fights on from Prague
Defiant Pakistani radio fights on from Prague

"Making semi-finals of a Grand Slam is definitely something that I can be very happy with and really take that forward".

"We didn't hit too, too many balls off the back of the court. I wish him well". But from a British perspective a new hero has emerged: Kyle Edmund.

"She's had a very good start to the year, she's unbeaten", said Wozniacki, who is targeting a maiden Grand Slam title after a decade of trying. Edmund's 2018 goals may need to be re-evaluated after a great run in Melbourne. Won some tough matches.

In Monday's world rankings list Edmund is expected to climb 23 places to a career-high position of No 26.

"I'm feeling really, really good physically", he said.

"The most surprising thing is the stuff off the court, like my dad's got three more jobs than I knew he had, like reading.my first hobby was swimming and, my first love was swimming, which I never knew". A semifinal showdown will bring on a new set of nerves and pressure, but Rosengren says he thinks Edmunds has a chance - if he can stay relaxed.

"That's the way he has always been, always finding the way, even if he is not playing at his best level". After his win against Bedene, Federer was ambushed by actor Will Ferrell, who played the part of Ron Burgundy from "Anchorman" and proceeded to ask Federer ridiculous questions.

Edmund double faulted, was called for a foot-fault, but held firm, while Cilic, after his opening waver, was now into his clean-striking rhythm.

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