The Croat Marin Cilic (ATP 6) has to know first to qualify for the final at the Australian Open. He defeated the Brit Kyle Edmund (ATP 49) in three sets: 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) and 6-2. The contest took 2.20 hours. In the final meet Cilic or Roger Federer (ATP 2), or the South Korean Hyeon Chung (ATP 58). That semi-final is tomorrow finished.
Edmund sent in the previous round, the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 3) for home, but was no match against Cilic. The Croat won the first set easily by 6-2. In set two gave the Brit more resistance, but eventually pulled Cilic after a tiebreak at the longest end. In the third set, drew Cilic the sheet all the way to him again 6-2. It is for the Croatian in the first final of his career in Melbourne.