MELBOURNE PARK, Australia -Â Scotland’s Andy Murray advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Japan’s Kei Nishikori. The two-time finalist awaits the winner of the Novak Djokovic-David Ferrer match.
â€œThere was quite a few good rallies,â€ Murray said.Â â€œHe came up with some good shots.Â A lot of the long points, the fun rallies he was winning, he came up with some great shots.
â€œBut I was just a little bit more solid today and probably had a little bit more in the tank than he did.Â He played three long matches.Â With the way that he plays, you know, he needs to play a lot of long rallies.Â That was to my advantage today.â€
â€œI think I just didn’t play good enough to beat him,â€ said Nishkori.Â â€œHe was making me run side to side all the time.Â Same time was tough for me to play longer points.â€