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Murray beats Cilic to reach Australian Open final

January 28, 2010 17:37 IST

Andy Murray moved one step closer to ending Britain's 74-year wait for a men's Grand Slam champion when he beat Croatia's Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in their Australian Open semi-final on Thursday.

Murray will now meet the winner of Friday's second semi-final between world number one Roger Federer and 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.

The 22-year-old Scot started sluggishly, dropping his first set of the tournament, but after breaking Cilic in the fifth game of the second set he found his form to claim victory.

It will be the second Grand Slam final for the 22-year-old Murray, who was beaten by Federer in the 2008 US Open final.

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