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Andy is through to the Australian Open semifinal, dropping just seven games whilst storming to a ruthless quarter final victory against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.
The Frenchman struggled to get off the mark in the first set, which saw Andy win the first four games. However it appeared Chardy was beginning to find his feet winning the next three games in a row. Undeterred by the comeback, Andy showed how clinical he can be, comfortable closing out the first set 6-4. Showing no mercy, Andy wasted no time in collecting the second set either. Chardy initially held serve, although it appeared in vain, as Andy then went on to take six games in a row to close out the second set 6-1. The third continued in a similar fashion with a vastly improved Andy from previous rounds dominating the court. Despite some minor resistance, Andy comfortably closed out the match, securing match point with a booming return of serve which in turn was ballooned long by his french opponent.
After reaching his twelfth grand slam final Andy said “Today was the best I’ve played, I’d struggled in the last few rounds a little bit, so I needed to come out sharp and get off to a good start. I moved well today, the breeze was quite strong so I had to do a lot of defending, but thats why we do the work in the off season so I can chase down as many balls as possible”
Andy will face Jo-Wilfred Tsonga or Roger Federer in Fridays semifinal.