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Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to reach Australian Open semi-final

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:03 GMT, Jan 27, 2016 |
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Andy Murray joins Johanna Konta and Jamie Murray as an Australian Open 2016 semi-finalist.

Murray will now be favourite to overcome the winner of Milos Raonic and Gael Monfils to reach his fifth Australian Open final.

Asked on court about the key moment in the match, the roof closure midway through the third set, Murray told Jim Courier: “I grew up playing indoors, I learned to play in Scotland… It made it a little easier to return, that helped me a little bit.” Adding, “It was good to have a break because we played some brutal rallies.

It was a brutal match with long rallies in the Melbourne sun perpetuated by Ferrer and his ability to hunt almost everything down that Murray could throw at him. The Spaniard wilted under the roof though and as Murray asserted himself Ferrer couldn’t find another gear.