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Australian Open: Unseeded Edmund Stuns World No. 3 Dimitrov, Storms Into Semifinals

. Kyle Edmund

Unseeded tennis player Kyle Edmund Stunned Bulgaria’s world number three Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2018 Australian Open.

Dimitrov was nothing but complimentary towards Edmund after seeing his bid for a first Grand Slam title come to an end at the hands of the British No. 2 at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Edmund was the only British male player in the draw when Andy Murray withdrew to have hip surgery. Now Edmund is one win away from advancing to the final and a chance to win an Australian Open title, Murray has lost five times in the championship match.

Edmund broke Dimitrov’s serve in the ninth game of the fourth set when Dimitrov netted a backhand on break point. Edmund set up match point with an ace and then waited while a video challenge confirmed that Dimitrov’s floating backhander was long.

Edmund will play either top-seeded Rafael Nadal or No. 6 Marin Cilic in the first men’s semifinal on Thursday. Nadal and Cilic were set to play a quarterfinal on Tuesday night.



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