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January 25, 2012

 

 
AFP / Nicolas Asfouri
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Andy Murray admitted he had to improve his serve after proving too strong for rising Japanese star Kei Nishikori on Wednesday, reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win.

He will now face world number one Novak Djokovic in an attempt to reach his third consecutive Melbourne final.

"I thought it was a good match. There were a lot of good points. Most of the fun points he was winning so I was trying to keep them as short as possible," said Murray, through to his fifth consecutive grand slam semi-final.

But the 24-year-old said he had room for improvement after a poor serving display in which he was on target with only 44 per cent of his first serves.

"I need to serve better. I didn't serve particularly well but the returning was good so that was a positive," he added.

 

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