Jan 28 2010
Andy Murray moved just one win away from claiming his maiden grand slam title on Thursday after he recovered from a set behind to defeat Marin Cilic in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
The fifth seed dropped a set for the first time in the tournament but with his opponent tiring remained calm to win 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-2 under the lights at Rod Laver Arena.
Cilic had been taken to five sets in three of his five matches at the tournament and his 6ft 6ins frame simply could not keep pace with the spirit of the 22-year-old Scot, who booked his place in just his second major final.
Murray's only other final appearance was at the 2008 US Open where he lost to Roger Federer, and the world number one looms as a possible title rival again on Sunday night.
The Swiss will play 10th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the other semi-final on Friday.