Croatia's Marin Cilic celebrates after defeating Britain's Kyle Edmund in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
A business-like Marin Cilic doused the fire of Kyle Edmund before crushing the ailing Briton 6-2 7-6(4) 6-2 to become Croatia's first Australian Open finalist Thursday.Sixth seed Cilic, who won his quarterfinal when Rafa Nadal retired hurt in the fifth set, was again ruthless against a reduced opponent, ending 49th-ranked Edmund's dream run after just two hours and 18 minutes at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena.An agitated Edmund, however, needed a medical time-out after the first set and slowed appreciably in the third.Cilic served away the danger and studiously avoided Edmund's bazooka forehand.Cilic calmly broke him again, wrapping up the set with a searing forehand to the corner.Edmund saved one but Cilic was soon roaring in celebration, with a backhand winner down the line closing it out.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE