Murray outlasts Ferrer to seal Australian Open semis berth

, 2:55 PM IST
Sweat flies off Andy Murray of Britain as he hits a return against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their men's singles fourth round match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT TENNIS) - RTR4MSXH

Johannesburg : World number two Andy Murray overcame David Ferrer of Spain in a tight four-setter to progress through to the semifinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Murray, the four-time finalist at Melbourne Park, claimed a 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-3 win over eighth-seeded Ferrer in a contest that lasted more than three hours, Sport24 reported.

Murray will next face either Milos Raonic or Gael Monfils in Friday’s semi-final. (ANI)