Murray dodges Dolgopolov bullet to break into semi-finals
Updated: 2011-01-26 15:23
Andy Murray of Britain plays a shot to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine during their quarter-final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne Jan 26, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
Up two sets and a break in the third, the spring-heeled Scot appeared to be cruising to victory, but was stunned when Dolgopolov broke back and prevailed in a tense battle of nerves to win the tiebreaker 7-3.
The victory ensured fifth seed Murray entered his second successive semi-final at Melbourne Park as he seeks to end Britain's 75-year wait for a men's grand slam champion.
The Briton will play the winner of David Ferrer and Rafa Nadal for a place in the final.
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