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MUSIC.

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In 1970, Roger Taylor did it. Seven

years later, John Lloyd did it. Andy

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Murray has done it six times, the

first in 2010. On Tuesday, Kyle

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Edmund did it.

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Edmund did it. COMMENTATOR: This is

his time.

Oh, yes!

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Good afternoon, two days ago Kyle

Edmund became the fourth British man

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to reach the Australian Open

semifinals in the 50 years since

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open tennis began. What an occasion.

We woke up excited this morning to

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see how the newest star of British

tennis would fare in his first Grand

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Slam semifinal. Life is changed for

the quiet and shy 23-year-old from

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Yorkshire as he has been thrust into

the spotlight in Melbourne. The

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journey began with an upset in

rounds one. He defeated the 11th

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seed and US Open finalist Kevin

Anderson. After a straight sets win

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over Denis Istomin he came through

an

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an epic battle against Nikoloz

Basilashvili. He beat the

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experienced Italian Andreas Seppi to

reach his first Grand Slam

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quarterfinal. He followed that up

with a blistering display, at

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hitting world number three Grigor

Dimitrov to achieve his biggest win

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of his career and continued the

remarkable run down under. He had to

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wait for wit but eventually the call

came, the ball was out, and Kyle was

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through to the last four.

I recognise him! What is the key to

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Kyle Edmund's success? He has

credited his coaches Freddie and

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Mark but one man who knows him well

is British Davis Cup captain Leon

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Smith, who has been courtside for

all his matches and he talks about

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how Kyle's game has evolved.

Pre-season he worked hard on his

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serve and the numbers are good with

a lot of aces and accurately hitting

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the spots and being more consistent,

a big plus. His return has improved.

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In them's tennis they are important,

serving, returning. Clearly the

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biggest thing is mindset,

confidence. If you look at the first

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win here against Kevin Anderson, he

had not beaten a top 15 player.

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Great performances but not a win.

When he won that you could see, OK,

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I belong. And he has since built

momentum. When you think of the time

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he has spent with Andy Murray, who

has taken him under his wing.

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Spending a lot of time at Davis Cup

weeks with him, which helps a young

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man, making the transition from

juniors. Now he is his own man. In a

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good plays. Last night I saw him,

happy and laughing, and he should

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be, in the semifinals of a Grand

Slam. He will have to play well and

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playing a long match, you would

think, you could not see a quick win

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against Marin Cilic but it is about

taking chances and executing them

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well.

Kyle Edmund is one of the

biggest hitters on tour and today

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faced another in Marin Cilic. New

territory for Kyle Edmund, but Marin

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has been there before, winning his

first Grand Slam in the US Open in

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2014 and lost the Wimbledon final

last year when blisters thwarted his

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chances against Roger Federer. Cilic

has experience in the latter stages

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of Grand Slams. No doubt nerves were

jangling as Kyle Edmund made his way

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to court. This is what you train

for, this is why you work hard, to

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compete in matches like this. We are

set for Cilic against Edmund and we

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join the match from the start with

commentators John Lloyd and Andrew

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Castle.

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As a statement of intent, that first

point tells you a lot. Kyle Edmund

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settling in, teeing off on the

second serve return and backing it

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up with a little bit of touch.

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Cilic has been bouncing the ball a

lot. It is an indication of nerves.

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Kyle Edmund getting hold of the

returns on the forehand sign. It is

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a bright start for the English

player.

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It is a fantastic start. Not just

his forehand which has caused

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eyebrows to raise during the course

of this Australian Open and the five

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matches he has won, it is his

backhand. Freddie working with Kyle

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Edmund.

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Two break points saved with two

first serves to Kyle Edmund's

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backhand side. It is a

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backhand side. It is a settler for

Cilic.

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UMPIRE:

Mr Cilic is challenging the

call.

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The umpire, from Australia.

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The eyes have not settled into the

match yet, Cilic.

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A bit unlucky there. The net cord

slowed the ball up. Good that he is

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using this shot, twice in the

opening game. One a winner and that

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just hit the top of the net. But

that could be an important shot. To

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open up the forehand side.

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It is a great game to win for Marin

Cilic, two break points down. His

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nerves were frayed, he looked

rattled, bouncing the ball a lot,

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but a fine hold. 1-0.

STUDIO: A promising start from Carl

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Edmund. We pick up the action later

in the set at 3-2 and Edmund

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serving. -- Kyle Edmund.

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A good return from Cilic. But Edmund

a little bit slow to get out wider

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for the backhand.

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Some big forehands in that rally.

Deeper.

Just over 20 minutes in and

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Cilic, who said two break points on

his own serve has two opportunities

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to strike the first blow here.

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The umpire just reacting to a glance

from Cilic, how was that? Yes,

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looked long. Of course, he could

have challenged.

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That is a wave. The net cord has not

helped -- away. This former Grand

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Slam champion, former US Open

champion in 2014, Cilic, strikes the

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first blow. This is the last game

with the slightly older tennis

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balls, so perhaps not as quick

through the air. Edmund will want to

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strike back straightaway.

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A superb volley from Cilic, a

difficult volley with no pace to

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work with. This one, look at the way

he opened the racket face. Really

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tough for Edmund to get over someone

as tall as Cilic from that position

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on the court.

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He will have to watch on the service

game, the second serve is a little

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bit too much down the middle of the

court and Cilic, unlike Grigor

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Dimitrov, will get around the second

serve and put you under pressure off

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the serve.

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That is what I can do to you when

you hit short on the serve.

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Cilic backing up the break of serve

with these pounding ground strokes.

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How will Kyle Edmund counter this?

How will he resist the onslaught

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from Cilic? He will have to think on

his feet in this match. That is a

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relief, he was nowhere near that.

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The backhand down the line has

caused as many problems for Cilic as

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the much talked about Kyle Edmund

forehand.

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forehand.

It is the accurate serve

we have talked about. Not as many

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aces as the big guys but that serve

puts you under such pressure.

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The backhand mistake. Cilic, big

hold. Tremendous seven games for

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Cilic from break points down in the

first game. His coach delighted.

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5-2, Cilic.

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I wonder if he should push this back

into play. Something they have been

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working on.

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working on. A couple of very

important pushes on the forehand

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side just blocking either a return

or a tough ball out wide.

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or a tough ball out wide. In his

previous match, a fantastic victory

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over Grigor Dimitrov. You just

bolster Holden asks Cilic the

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question, can you hold your nerve

when the pressure is on?

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when the pressure is on? -- you just

ask Cilic the question. Cilic is

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returning well. He is returning

fast. The ball is arriving back at

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Kyle Edmund very quickly.

At the

moment, the Edmund serve on the

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forehand, the big weapons, not

having much penetration on Cilic.

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having much penetration on Cilic. He

does not want to go for shots like

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that after his first serve. He is

not dominating in those areas.

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Looking to break for the second

time, Cilic. Set point.

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And you have to say that is just too

good. But remember, Cilic phased

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break points first. An absolute key

moment in game number one. Cilic put

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it behind him and after 35 minutes,

not looking quite so good now for

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Britain's Australian Open

semifinalist.

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STUDIO: Edmund struggling physically

and called for the trainer and after

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lengthy discussion the two left the

court to receive treatment. A sad

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sight for British bands but despite

this Kyle Edmund picked up his game

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to go toe to toe with Cilic in set

number two. And 2-2, this happened.

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UMPIRE:

Mr Cilic is challenging the

call.

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15-0.

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The amount of times I have said

that... Exactly, that is the whole

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idea.

Get the referee, that is

rubbish. Edmund pumped up and on the

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next point the powerful return sent

a clear message. However, Cilic

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rallied to hold serve and we pick up

the match at 4-4.

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ANDREW CASTLE: Tight.

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An excellent return backed up by the

big forehand. 0- 13. -- 0-30.

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No first serves yet for Cilic in

this important game.

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That was a short second serve. That

was a tight serve.

He got away with

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it. Good matchplay from Kyle Edmund.

He was going to go for that. He is

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not going to hang about.

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He still cannot find a first serve.

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Does Edmund threaten the second

again?

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It hit the line.

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Net cord onto the line. Tight. A bit

nervy.

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This barren run on the first serve

was not going to last the whole

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game, was it?

No.

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Cilic holding from 0-30 down. An

important hold. Just a game away

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from going two sets up.

STUDIO: A missed opportunity for

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Edmund. The rest the set goes with

serve and we pick up action at the

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start the tie-break.

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It is excellent work from Britain's

Kyle Edmund. Ranked at number 49 in

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the world. And bidding to become the

lowest ranked player to reach a

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Grand Slam final in singles since

Marcos Baghdatis here. 12 years ago

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now. He was ranked at 54. He's not

about rankings right now.

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Cilic is the US Open champion in

2014, he dismissed Federer and

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kindness should -- Nishikori in the

final. He has been there and done

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it.

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Croatian heavy mob delighted with

that one.

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Superb backhand down-the-line.

Superb return from Cilic.

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You have to take your hat off to

Marin Cilic's work. A return right

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from the return. Cilic dictating.

Having the courage to strike,

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strooic the ball firmly and drive

through.

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Bound to be challenged.

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Did it drop?

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Yes. It did.

Replay the point,

unfortunately means Cilic gets a

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first serve.

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Absolutely brittleant. I mean that

thing was way up in the Australian

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sky. The volley was the one. He came

in here and he was a bit careful on

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that one. It almost went out.

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Marin Cilic... Vastly experienced

Croatian player. The backhand strike

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and really you have to say he's got

for this serve.

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A long way back now for Kyle Edmund.

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So Cilic raised his game when it

mattered in the tie-break and gave

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himself a commanding lead in the

match. We rejoin knit the third set.

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-- rejoin it in the third set.

Edmund serving.

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, when you haven't come back from

two sets down in your career...

It's

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tough. This would be the greatest

achievement.

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Especially injured, as we think he

is.

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What a return. What a return.

That's as good as it gets right

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there from Marin Cilic.

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A big return. The difference between

him and Dimitrov on the Kyle Edmund

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serve. Dimitrov tended to slice the

ball back. Edmund was always in the

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point, but Cilic can hurt you so

badly on the return of serve.

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Took the pace off it and the blow in

this third and possibly final set is

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struck by Marin Cilic, who will go

to world number three with a victory

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here, which will be a new

career-high. What has Edmund got

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left?

Another break for Cilic. Could

there be anyway back for Edmund? We

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pick up the action at 4-2 in the

third set.

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Not getting down on the ball. It is

an effort, isn't it? It's not that

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spring that he had in the earlier

rounds.

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That must be a little thought going

through Leon Smith's head right now,

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watching this, I would imagine.

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Britain to play Spain away on clay.

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Going to Marbella. Three days,

starting from next Friday.

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There's that forehand. Haven't

talked too much about it this match

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because we haven't seen that many

winners of it.

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Been one of the great shots of the

tournament, I think if you listen to

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all the ex-players and even players

who played against Edmund. Talking

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about, it is a huge weapon, but not

tonight. Not today, should I say?

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Superb! We think back to the

blisters and the slight meltdown he

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had against Roger Federer, having

beaten Sam Querrey in the

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semi-finals of Wimbledon. He wasn't

able to give his best. But Cilic...

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Cilic, such belief in his game now.

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A tremendous tournament, no matter

what happens for Kyle Edmund and his

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coach there and Mark Hylton as well.

More to come, but perhaps not

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tonight.

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I think he's doing superbly well,

Kyle, I really do. You see the limp

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when he's walking between points.

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It is amazing how many times a

player get injured when they are

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achieving new heights in the game.

It is a mental as well as physical

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strain. You are just going into

neuterry Tory.

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-- into new territory. A new career

high-ranking waits, a new

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reputation.

New expectation.

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Who knows, he might not be done

here.

It is not easy getting across

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the winning line.

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He had a similar sort of return of

serve on break point, Cilic and hit

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it out. But no messing around with

this one.

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It is hard to play with 70% of your

weight on your left foot.

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The only break points Kyle Edmund

had were in the first game of the

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match.

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This is a virtual match point.

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Marin Cilic is on for big serves and

his spirit have taken him one game

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away from another major final.

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It's been a fantastic tournament for

Britain's Kyle Edmund. No matter

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what happens, over the next few

minutes, he'll be so proud he's made

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his first semifinal at this level.

But Marin Cilic, he's been there

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before, on how many occasions?

Serves for a place in this

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Australian final.

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It is just a sledgehammer of a

serve. Six foot six inches tall.

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Two points away.

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Very tidy. Playing percentages

beautifully against his opponent.

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Second tie-break in this match.

Cilic with two points to advance to

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another Grand Slam final.

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Fabulous from Marin Cilic. Straight

sets. Fabulous tournament for Kyle

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Edmund. He wishes Cilic well.

He wishes him well for Sunday's

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final. That is a tremendous effort,

it really is. Could have easily gone

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away against Rafael Nadal, who

played Roberto Bautista Agut earlier

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in the tournament. These are hard

men to play. He's been in the final

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of Wimbledon. He's won the US Open

and now the third of the four slams,

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he's in the final in Melbourne. Kyle

Edmund would have learnt such a lot,

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John Lloyd, over the course of his

six matches here. I don't think Ed

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mund has been at his best, certainly

not the case. I think we'll find out

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more about his injury.

It's been a

tremendous tournament. He knows

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tremendous tournament. He knows now

he belongs. Talking about the latter

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stages of a Grand Slam. He competed

well. He definitely wasn't quite

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right.

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You have become the first Croatian,

male or female to make it to an

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Australian final. That is a great

way to start our interview.

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Congratulations with that. You, the

first set, you faced a couple of

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break points in your first service

game, then you got on a roll. Turned

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it around the second set. It became

very competitive. How about that

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second part of the set - what were

the keys to get you to that two set

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to love lead?

I think the second set

I was moving up and down with my

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game. I was not getting enough

returns back to put pressure on him

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and his service games. He started to

serve quite good and started to

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release a couple of his forehands.

It was difficult to connect a couple

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of points in a row. I just stayed

mentally very focussed to play every

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single point. It was crucial in the

tie-break obviously to keep that

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pressure.

After the first set, he

went off court. He received some

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medical treatment and he seemed to

play quite well after that. But

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maybe looked like towards the end of

the first set he was slowing a

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little bit. How aware were you of

his condition? How much do you pay

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attention to that in a significant

match like this?

I noticed that in

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the third game in the third set,

when I broke him, he just let a

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couple of balls go past him. So, I

was realising that he might want to

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release a couple more forehands now.

I was seeing at his moment he was a

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little bit restricted. I tried to

move the ball around and obviously

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that second break was extremely

crucial.

It is his first semifinal.

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He's a player on the rise. What is

your overall thoughts on Kyle and

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his future going forward. He's one

of the young stars coming into the

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game now.

He's been playing tennis

greatly the last couple of days. He

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started great this year. He had an

extremely tough run to the semis.

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Four setters as well. Definitely it

left some scars on his body, as I

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can feel that too. But that means

he's got a bright future and we will

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be seeing him a lot around.

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In the end a straight sets win for

Cilic. The enormity of the occasion

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taking its toil on Tiel. Let's see

what he said after the match.

In the

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short-term I am disappointed. I have

to accept that and didn't get my

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best out on court, that's for sure.

So many positives override the whole

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two weeks thatvy to focus on that.

Very pleased with what I did at the

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start of the year.

Was it a hip

problem?

Yes. There's a bit of a

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problem, but it's irrelevant right

now. When you get this environment,

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the latter stage of a Grand Slam you

get the bug to want more and it's

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like you get greedy. It only gives

you more determination to put it

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right next time. I'm in that

situation I could have handled it

0:52:250:52:30

better, know what to expect. In the

short-term I have a bit of a problem

0:52:300:52:35

with my hip, but, it's what it is.

So, next week I want to be in

0:52:350:52:42

Marbella playing. If I am not ready,

I'm not ready.

Fingers crossed he'll

0:52:420:52:47

be OK for the Davis Cup next week.

Cilic is through.

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We will have highlights tomorrow

from 5pm in the afternoon.

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It was It wasn't to be for Kyle

Edmund. You feel sorry because the

0:53:020:53:09

injury did affect him in the match

early?

Absolutely. He's

0:53:090:53:15

injury did affect him in the match

early?

Absolutely. He's had such an

0:53:150:53:16

amazing Tournament from being a very

good player. You wonder if he's got

0:53:160:53:20

that extra thing to move up to the

top. During the off season it is

0:53:200:53:24

amazing, his return of serve now is

so much better. The serve and the

0:53:240:53:28

forehand which were big have got

better. Now he looks like he feels

0:53:280:53:32

he belongs with the big guys and he

does. But today he wasn't there. For

0:53:320:53:35

him to have beaten Cilic, he would

have had to have been at 100%.

You

0:53:350:53:41

will not get many cheap points from

Marin Cilic, are you?

Especially

0:53:410:53:45

after taking a medical time out. We

were not sure about it. We have more

0:53:450:53:51

clarity now. As well as belonging,

he's happen p i to go toe-to--- he's

0:53:510:53:57

happy to go toe-to-toe with these

guys. Did the same with Dimitrov to

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come back to win in five sets.

Cilic, you mentioned earlier on, in

0:54:020:54:06

the heat and what is really good

news is that he was happy to go

0:54:060:54:11

toe-to-toe with this six foot six

inch Croatian and I love it. There

0:54:110:54:18

was an alteration after the medical

time out, he's not feeling good and

0:54:180:54:22

then this, they will love this -

look at this moment here. This

0:54:220:54:25

then this, they will love this -

look at this moment here. This is a

0:54:250:54:26

return On the forehand. Don't blink!

Bang! That is after an altercation

0:54:260:54:31

and that tells you a lot about the

young man. It tells you he's

0:54:310:54:35

maturing. He's 23 now. Look there...

Loves that moment. There's been a

0:54:350:54:40

fight and he was ready to take him

on. That will be very important

0:54:400:54:43

going ahead. People like Cilic do

not buckle easily.

He had his

0:54:430:54:47

chances. 4-4 in that second set.

0-30. Some points he would love to

0:54:470:54:53

replay.

He had that second serve

return and that one there. He was

0:54:530:54:56

off balance. Didn't really go for

that one the way he should have

0:54:560:54:59

done. He had a chance in the next

rally as well. This was the game for

0:54:590:55:03

him. It wasn't quite there today. He

He had to win the second set and

0:55:030:55:10

that could have gone anywhere. These

are the margins. Who would have

0:55:100:55:15

thought a bloke ranked 4th, OK he's

been top 0 -- 49th. OK he's been top

0:55:150:55:22

40. Who would have thought he could

have been here or there. I don't

0:55:220:55:27

think he was fit enough.

For such a

shy man, and he is, he's really

0:55:270:55:33

taken the spotlight and he's

embraced it.

He has. He looks like

0:55:330:55:37

he belongs now. At this game, when

you get to the top level, this is

0:55:370:55:41

where it all counts. Now he believes

in ims. I think there have been

0:55:410:55:45

occasions in the last couple of

years at times he's looked brittle.

0:55:450:55:50

Particularly when he's up against

opponents and they have got his game

0:55:500:55:53

plan. He's gone away easily at

times. I was thinking, I don't know

0:55:530:55:58

if he'll have that Plan B and C,

which you need to. During these two

0:55:580:56:01

weeks he's had to play amazing

matches in the heat. He's come

0:56:010:56:06

through and now he thinks he

belongs. They have worked him hard

0:56:060:56:09

and he will go up.

Pat Cash believes

he can be a top ten player. Do you

0:56:090:56:16

believe that?

It is one of the

favourite conversations - watching

0:56:160:56:20

the growth of this young man. I

think people would say top 20, if he

0:56:200:56:25

does well. Maybe top 30. We can say

safely top ten is within reach.

0:56:250:56:30

Whether he can win a slam, who

knows? It doesn't matter what we

0:56:300:56:34

think, anyway. It is what's in here

for him. I think he feels he's

0:56:340:56:39

maximising his potential. People

say, are we putting too much

0:56:390:56:43

pressure on him? No. He loves it.

He's ready and it will be fun to

0:56:430:56:47

watch. We're very lucky to watch

another player at this level.

He

0:56:470:56:51

will be seeded at the slams as well.

That is all good news. Wasn't to be

0:56:510:56:56

today for Kyle Edmund. Other matches

were played and the lady's final was

0:56:560:57:01

decided.

Caroline Wozniacki won

0:57:010:57:07

decided.

Caroline Wozniacki won in straight

0:57:070:57:09

sets Beating Mertens. Wozniacki got

tense trying to close out the match.

0:57:090:57:13

And in the finals she will face

Simona Halep. She beat Kerber. So, a

0:57:150:57:25

first Grand Slam title and the

number one ranking at stake on

0:57:250:57:29

Saturday.

0:57:290:57:32

For one of them it will be third

time lucky. We will have highlights

0:57:330:57:37

on BBC One on Saturday at 1. 15pm of

that lady's final. There is a lot of

0:57:370:57:44

sport to look forward to before

then. It will be a late night if you

0:57:440:57:47

want to watch the indoor bowls

championship. We will be back

0:57:470:57:53

tomorrow - 5pm, on BBC Two,

0:57:530:57:58

So, all of that to come. The three

of us will be back tomorrow. Will it

0:58:070:58:12

be a repeat of the Wimbledon final?

Probably. For Kyle Edmund, well his

0:58:120:58:18

superb run is over, but we have

enjoyed the journey. We hope you

0:58:180:58:22

did, too. Goodbye.

0:58:220:58:29

It is not looking so good now for

Britain's Australian semi-finalist.

0:58:290:58:37

Kyle Edmund has taken this time out.

Kyle never loses it. A long way back

0:58:370:58:44

now for Edmund.

Fabulous performance from Marin

0:58:440:58:47

Cilic. A fabulous

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Sue Barker presents highlights of the Australian Open semi-finals in Melbourne, including Kyle Edmund v Marin Cilic.


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