Andy Murray grand slams into Australian Open final

Thursday January 28, 2010

After recovering from a slow start, British tennis ace Andy Murray has secured a place in this weekend's Australian Open final.

At the match in Melbourne on Thursday, the Scottish star came back from a set down to defeat Croatia’s Marin Cilic in four sets.

The triumph means Andy will take on the winner of Friday's semi-final between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The match hinged on one spectacular rally in the second set.

"I had a break point and I just managed to chase it down," said Andy.

And on being shown a replay of the point, the Scotsman added: "I didn't realise that my mouth was so big"

He now becomes the first British man since John Lloyd in 1977 to reach the final in Australia.

Photo: ę Getty Images

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