Australian Open: Andy Murray through to semi final

Andy Murray is through to the semi-final of the Australian Open.

The Scot ended the run of home favourite Nick Kyrgios with a brilliant  6-3 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 win to reach the semi-finals, setting up a clash with Tomas Berdych.

Kyrgios threatened a comeback in the second set tie-break but two superb lobs helped Murray to a crucial lead.

The sixth seed is through to his fifth Australian Open and 15th Grand Slam semi-final.

In the last four he will take on seventh seed Berdych, now working with Murray’s former coach Dani Vallverdu who left the Briton’s team in November.

“I didn’t go into it obviously thinking like that,” said Murray about facing the home favourite.

“I was just trying to win against Nick, which was tough because he has an exceptional serve and makes it very difficult for you when he’s serving.

“And it was very tricky conditions as well, so I was quite happy with the way I handled everything tonight.”