Johanna Konta & Andy Murray reach Australian Open semi-finals

Johanna Konta & Andy Murray reach Australian Open semi-finals

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Britain have two Grand Slam singles semi-finalists for the first time since 1977 after victories for Johanna Konta and Andy Murray at the Australian Open.Konta continued her remarkable run with a 6-4 6-1 win over China’s Zhang Shuai in the quarter-finals and next faces German seventh seed Angelique Kerber.Fellow Briton Murray saw off Spain’s David Ferrer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 6-3 to reach his sixth Melbourne semi-final.The Scot, seeded second, will play Gael Monfils or Milos Raonic on Friday.Konta and Murray have matched the achievement of semi-finalist Sue Barker and runner-up John Lloyd, who both reached the last four at the Australian Open 39 years ago.Murray, 28, won a gruelling quarter-final against eighth seed Ferrer that lasted three hours and 49 minutes.Konta, ranked 47th, is the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since Jo Durie made the US Open last four in 1983.
source:BBC

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