Kyle Edmund upset win over world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov to reach Open semis

Vastavam web: Kyle Edmund became only the sixth British man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final with an upset win over world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open today.The unseeded Edmund, ranked 49, won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in 2hr 49min on Rod Laver Arena and will face either 16-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal or Marin Cilic for a place in the final.”It’s an amazing feeling, very happy with these sort of things, you are so emotionally engaged that you don’t really take it in, you don’t really enjoy yourself,” Edmund said.

“It was my first match on Rod Laver Arena and it is very special.””Yeah, of course, it comes with the territory of playing the sport. The better you do, the more attention you get.”It’s probably the first time I’ve done well on my own.So it is more attention there, but of course you just take it in your stride, trying to embrace it as much as possible.” Dimitrov began tardily and was broken in the opening game but quickly broke back.

Edmund broke to 5-4 with a forehand and served out for the opening set in 42 minutes.The Bulgarian saved three break points to take a 3-0 lead in the second set and then served out to level the set scores on his first match point.Edmund got a break in the fifth game of the fourth set when Dimitrov shanked a forehand well out, but the British hope handed the break back with an errant forehand on break point in the next game.The errors continued to flow for Dimitrov and he fell behind two break points in the ninth game and was broken when he netted a backhand, leaving Edmund to serve out for the match.