Croatia’s Marin Cilic produced some outstanding tennis to comfortably take out Britain’s Kyle Edmund, winning 6-2, 7-6, 6-2 under a floodlit Rod Laver Arena to become Croatia’s first Australian Open finalist.
Two hours and 18 minutes was all the beanpole Croat needed to halt the 49th ranked Edmund’s fairytale run Down Under.
“I’m playing much, much more aggressive,” Cilic said after the match.
“I’m feeling that I’m, for most of the shots, hitting them really, really good… Feeling really good about the final, too.”
Cilic, who’s in search of a second Grand Slam title — the first being the 2014 US Open title — will play the winner of Friday’s semi-final clash between reigning champion Roger Federer and South Korea’s sensation Hyeon Chung.