Murray first Brit into Australian semis in 33 years
MELBOURNE: Andy Murray became the first Briton to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 33 years after defending champion Rafael Nadal sensationally withdrew from their quarter-final on Tuesday.
The British fifth seed was leading 6-3, 7-6 (7/2), 3-0 at the time the Spanish world number two retired with a right knee injury.
Murray now has a semi-final with Croatian 14th seed Marin Cilic, who earlier eliminated four-time semi-finalist Andy Roddick in five sets.
The Scot, bidding to become Britain''s first Grand Slam winner since Fred Perry in 1936, created some history of his own when he became the first Briton since John Lloyd in 1977 to qualify for the Australian Open semis.