Australian Open: Marin Cilic becomes first Croatian to reach Open final

Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 10:46 IST | AFP

Marin Cilic dominated British hope Kyle Edmund in straight sets to become the first Croatian to reach the final of the Australian Open yesterday

Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic dominated British hope Kyle Edmund in straight sets to become the first Croatian to reach the final of the Australian Open yesterday. The World No. 6 powered into his third Grand Slam decider with a 6-2, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 win in 2hr 18min on Rod Laver Arena over the unseeded Edmund to be the first man into Sunday's final.

He will face either defending champion Roger Federer or unseeded South Korean Chung Hyeon, who play today. "Overall I'm feeling really good," Cilic said. "Now I have two days off before the final. I'm quite happy with the performance. Obviously when playing in the semi-finals when there is a lot at stake and not losing a serve during the match is big. "I'm feeling really good physically, even though I had few matches that went more than three hours. I think I've played a great tournament so far."

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