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Novak Djokovic reaches 25th Grand Slam semi-final after straight sets win over Milos Raonic

Djokovic will meet Stan Wawrinka in the last four. Credit: Reuters

Novak Djokovic has secured his 25th career Grand Slam semi-final after a convincing straight sets victory over Milos Raonic.

The four times Australian Open winner will face Stan Wawrinka, who earlier defeated Kei Nishikori.

World number one Djokovic needed a tie break to claim the first set, but went on to break his 24 year-old Canadian opponent early in the second and third sets to claim a 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 6-2 victory.

Eighth seed Raonic, who pushed deep at the grand slams last year, was supposed to offer the first real test for the top-seeded Serb but was completely outclassed under the lights at Rod Laver Arena.

It was the first time Djokovic has booked his place in the Australian Open semi-finals without dropping a set since 2008.

Murray into semis after straight sets win

Andy Murray is into the semis. Credit: Reuters

Andy Murray saw off Nick Kyrgios in three sets to progress to the Australian Open semi-finals where he will face Tomas Berdych.

The Scot took control early on in the match, winning the first set 6-3.

Kyrgios fought back, but lost out in a tie-break to Murray in the second.

Once Murray broke to make it 4-2 in the third, the British No.1 had almost sealed the victory, eventually taking the final set 6-3.


Djokovic and Wawrinka sail through in Australia

Djokovic is looking to make history in Australia. Credit: Reuters

Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka wasted no time in booking their place in the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

While a record-equalling 11 seeds crashed out of the women's singles in the first round, Djokovic and Wawrinka made short work of their opening opponents in Melbourne.

Djokovic, who is seeking to become the second man in history to win five or more titles in the year's first grand slam, defeated Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene 6-3 6-2 6-4 in an hour and 49 minutes, while Wawrinka needed just 89 minutes to dispatch Turkey's Marsel Ilhan 6-1 6-4 6-2.


Murray seeded sixth for Australian Open

Murray has reached the final in Australia three times. Credit: PA

Britain's Andy Murray has been seeded sixth for the first grand slam of 2015, the Australian Open, which gets under way on Monday.

Murray, three times a finalist in Melbourne, reached the quarter-finals 12 months ago in his first grand slam since undergoing back surgery the previous September.

Murray will discover his first-round opponent at Friday's draw, which will be attended by defending champions Wawrinka and Li Na, who was forced to retire last September because of persistent knee injuries.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ruled out of Australian Open

Injury has ruled 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga out of this month's Australian Open.

The big-serving Frenchman will receive at least three weeks of treatment for inflammation in his right forearm.

Murray faces Federer in Australian Open quarter final

Andy Murray beat France's Stephane Robert to reach the quarter final. Credit: Reuters

Britain's Andy Murray faces four-time champion Roger Federer in the Australian Open quarter-finals today.

Tournament favourite Novak Djokovic's three-year reign as champion was ended yesterday when he was knocked out by the Swiss eighth seed Stanislas Wawrinka.

Murray's match is scheduled to begin at around 8.30am UK time.

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