Australian Open: Nadal bows out as Edmund shocks Dimitrov


To beat a quality of player like Grigor.

The 23-year-old continued his remarkable exploits by defeating Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 to become only the second British man, after Andy Murray, to make the last four in Melbourne since John Lloyd in 1977. At the end of the third set, Edmund wins this set with a score of 6-3 and he was only one step away from playing his first Grand slam Semi-final.

In the semi-final, Kyle Edmund will have another mammoth task on his hands as he faces either Marin Cilic or Rafael Nadal.

Edmund +1.5 sets is 6/4 with the Sportsbook, but I prefer backing over 3.5 sets at 4/6 instead.

Quarter-finals day in the first grand slam of the year was supposed to be where the journey ended. It's big for him, I think, because losing those types of matches, seeing what Jack Sock ends up doing [by winning the title and qualifying for the ATP Finals], it kind of hurts in some ways. "I have to believe I'm going to win and believe in my game". Then you take it in your stride.

"I always want a lot from myself and when I don't reach a certain goal that I've planned, it really drops me down". Edmund had three immediate chances to break back but the World No.3 held his nerve.

His ability to withstand the pressure at the big moments has been one of the defining features of Edmund's run here and he showed great composure again to save three break points before clinching the set. From outside the tramlines, he returned a Dimitrov second serve with a ferocious wrap-around forehand to retake the lead.

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"The impressive thing that we've witnessed this year is how he is coming through the tight matches", Henman said.

"If you're going to win big tournaments you've got to have shots that are going to win you points and that forehand will win him a lot". He is fit and strong. EPA-EFE/MAST IRHAMNick Kyrgios of Australia in action during his third round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 January 2018.

"She played great from the beginning of the year", Svitolina said. Norrie has only played five senior matches on the surface, all back in 2013, while Broady's last match on clay came in 2016 and his last win in May 2015. And when he did, Rosengren shed a tear or two.

Like him or not, the World No. 17 looks to be making an effort to address the one glaring weakness in his otherwise formidable game. And suddenly there he was. I'm playing tennis for myself. With Kyle, that could be the difference.

"Against Nick, for sure, you played the crowd, you played him, you played your own expectations". The fight is everything for Fidde. That may let the Yorkshireman breathe a little easier when he walks on court tomorrow. "Kyle definitely has a shot", said the former British No1.

Edmund's sensational fortnight at Melbourne Park is even more astonishing considering he only began taking tennis seriously at the age of 12.