Kyle Edmund is currently the sixth British male in the Open era to reach a semi-final as well as the first British man asides Andy Murray to reach the last four in Melbourne after John Lloyd in December 1977 and the first Briton other than Murray to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final since Tim Henman at the US open in 2004.
Excited Edmund said “It’s very pleasing but of course, i want to keep going. [Now] I know what it feels like to be Andy Murray for the last eight years!”
Britain’s Kyle Edmund is through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open after an incredible four-set victory over world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov.
The 23-year-old world No.49, claimed an incredible four-set ( 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4) victory over world Number 3 Grigor Dimitrov in Melbourne, to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final of the Australian Open.
Johannesburg-born Edmund has never previously been past the fourth round in a major before.
But he showed little nerves at the Rod Laver Arena, with another impressive display, hitting 46 winners and 13 aces.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” “With these sorts of things, you’re emotionally engaged and you don’t take it in. At the end of a hard match, I just tried to enjoy the moment.” Said Edmund.
“Thanks you guys, it’s my first match on this court and it was very special.” He said after the match.
Underdog Edmund will face either No.1 seed Rafael Nadal or sixth seed Marin Cilic in the last four.
Congrats to Edmund for making it to the semi-finals in the 2018 Australian Open, let’s keep our fingers crossed as we anticipate his next match.