Marin Cilic has reached his first Australian Open final after he ended Briton Kyle Edmund’s magnificent run in Melbourne with a straight-set win in their semi-final clash.
The sixth seed won 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to setup a final meeting with either Roger Federer or Hyeon Chung.
Edmund, 23, has had a phenomenal two weeks at the Australian Open and he will get his reward instantly with his ranking set to rise from 49th to 25th next week.
He claimed major scalps like 11th seeded South African player Kevin Anderson and third seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria en route a last four appearance.
Speaking after the match about his victory, Cilic pointed out that he noticed that Kyle Edmund’s movement was restricted despite receiving treatment earlier.
In his words, Cilic said: “I noticed in the third game in the third set, he let a couple of balls go.”
“I was seeing that his movement was restricted so I was trying to move the ball around.” he concluded.