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Summary

  1. GB's Edmund loses to Marin Cilic in semi-final
  2. Sixth seed from Croatia wins 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2
  3. Edmund seemed to be battling leg injury
  4. Cilic will face Federer or Chung in Sunday's final
  5. Halep & Wozniacki win women's semis

Live Reporting

By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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That's all we've got time for today.

But don't forget to join us back here from 08:00 GMT on Friday for the second men's semi-final between defending champion Roger Federer and 21-year-old Chung Hyeon of South Korea.

BBC Radio 5 live will have online commentary from the Rod Laver Arena.

See you then!

Watch highlights from day 11

BBC Two

If you fancy catching up on the highlights of today's semi-finals, tune into BBC Two from 17:00 GMT.

We'll bring you all the drama from Caroline Wozniacki's win over Elise Mertens in the women's singles, as well as Simona Halep's victory over former champion Angelique Kerber (my match of the tournament so far, for what it's worth).

And, of course, you'll see all the best bits from Marin Cilic's win over Kyle Edmund.

'He'll be a top 10 player'

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

This is not the first semi-final we’ll see Kyle in. He’s too good an athlete. Mentally he’s very focused. We’re used to seeing Murray grumpy and miserable for hours on end if he misses a shot! Kyle is the opposite.

He has a really great attitude and that should carry him a long way. He’ll be a top 10 player for sure. Maybe higher...

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Melbourne Park

The Bryan brothers are out on court knocking up, the spectators are still gathered in Garden Square, but in terms of British interest in the men's singles, this tournament is done and dusted.

Nobody predicted that Kyle Edmund would make it to day 11 and he has not only jumped well inside the top 32 that would mean seeding at a Grand Slam, he has rocketed in terms of estimations around what he can achieve.

The immediate question is whether he will be fit for next week's Davis Cup tie in Spain, and we should get an idea within the next half hour when Edmund is due to face the media - stay tuned to BBC Sport to find out...

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Ryan: Kyle has had a cracking start to 2018. He has already beaten Dimitrov, Anderson, Shapovalov and Chung and we haven’t even finished January. He is looking so much better than this time last season and there are so many positives to take from this fortnight.

Where next for Edmund?

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

I think he’ll do really well on the clay. It’s almost his preferred surface. The problem is there’s so many guys that are clay specialists and are better on it than the hard court. I think in time, Kyle will prefer the hard court. He’ll get a little bit more oomph. You see how aggressive he can be. Grass may be a place he will struggle because players will be able to get to his backhand more.

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Chris Whyte‏: I'm glad Kyle Edmund slumped off the court, #bbctennis - it shows he's not happy with a semi, and that's a winner's mentality. Good for him.

Tennis special

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 Edmund

BBC Radio 5 live

On BBC Radio 5 live later today, there will be an hour-long special from the Australian Open to discuss Kyle Edmund's run in Melbourne and how far the 23-year-old can go from here.

Tune in from 21:00 GMT.

Marin Cilic on potential finalist Chung Hyeon: "He played a few extremely great matches and I think over here the court suits him nicely for his game. His moving is probably one of the best on the tour. It's amazing to watch him and great to see him coming back nicely."

And on Roger Federer: "I think, with my own game, if I'm serving well and playing aggressive, I think I can match him with that game. It's always difficult if you are running around and he is controlling the point."

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 Edmund

If you missed any of that match (oi, where were you?) then you can read all about it in Piers Newbery's match report right here.

The winning moment

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 Edmund

You can see how much it means to him!

And in his current form, he's got to fancy his chances for a second Grand Slam title - four years after his first.

Marin Cilic
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Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent at Melbourne Park

Edmund will be bitterly disappointed right now but what a launching pad for 2018.

Edmund 'has a bright future'

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 Edmund

Marin Cilic on Kyle Edmund: "He's playing great tennis and had an extremely tough run to the semis. Definitely, it left some scars on his body - I can feel that too. Definitely, he has a bright future ahead of him."

Kyle Edmund leaves the court
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Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Cilic has had injuries and odds and ends over his career. This is a very good sign.

'I stayed focused'

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 Edmund

Marin Cilic, speaking on court: "I think in the second set I was a bit up and down with my game and not getting enough returns back. He started to serve quite good. I stayed mentally very focused and tried to play every single point. It was crucial in the tie-break to keep that pressure.

"I noticed in the third game in the third set, he let a couple of balls go. I was seeing that his movement was restricted so I was trying to move the ball around."

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Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 Edmund

Marin Cilic is speaking on court now. He's become the first person from Croatia - male or female - to reach the Australian Open final.

He'll play the winner of tomorrow's semi-final between defending champion Roger Federer and Hyeon Chung of South Korea.

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent at Melbourne Park

Kyle Edmund looks somewhat forlorn, but it's been a spectacular fortnight for him.

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 Edmund

Kyle Edmund slinks off court with his head buried in his chest.

He should hold it high, in truth. What a tournament this has been for the 23-year-old from Yorkshire.

He's going to jump into the top 25 in the world when the rankings are published next week.

Bravo.

Game, set and match Cilic

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 Edmund

That's it! Kyle Edmund forces the ball into the net.

Marin Cilic lifts his hands above his head in celebration. The sixth seed is an Australian Open finalist at the 10th attempt.

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Two match points - Cilic

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 5-2 Edmund*

Cilic volleys home at the net for two match points.

The big serve in action...

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 5-2 Edmund*

ACE!

Cilic moves to 30-15.

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 5-2 Edmund*

Cilic shuffles his shoulders and fails to send home his first serve.

Edmund tries to land a forehand on the line on the second serve. It's wide.

Cilic nets the next point for 15-15.

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Cilic to serve for the match

*Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 5-2 Edmund

Edmund goes long and Cilic has nearly got this in the bag.

Second break point

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 4-2 Edmund

We're still wobbling around on advantage--deuce, and Kyle is still limping.

What he doesn't need is to face another break point. But here it is, thanks to a whipped forehand from Cilic.

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Edmund's footwork has gone. His legs are too heavy - whether that's injury or a culmination of all these matches.

Jo Durie

Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live

Edmund hasn't stopped running but he is struggling to get across.

Kyle Edmund reacts
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Deuce #2

*Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 4-2 Edmund

Marin Cilic finds an 86 mph backhand winner and Edmund clocks up his 33rd unforced error to gift a break point.

It's nullified immediately - Edmund forces the score back to deuce.

On the advantage, Edmund goes over the corner. Back to deuce again.

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 4-2 Edmund*

Edmund cuts a frustrated figure as Marin Cilic eases to a love hold for a 4-2 lead in the third.

Cilic is cool as a cucumber, despite the mugginess in Melbourne.

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Melbourne Park

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Whether there are a handful of games or three sets remaining, the deckchairs will be in demand for those unable to get tickets for Rod Laver Arena. A warm evening, food and drink on hand, and the presence of Boris Becker nearby on TV duty - what more could you ask for?

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Vicki Spreadbury: If Kyle loses this match it does not take anything away from his huge achievement this fortnight. All this shows is that there is more to learn - and more for him to achieve in future.

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Break point saved

*Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 3-2 Edmund

Luckily for Edmund, Cilic shoots long over the corner.

Kyle takes the advantage and gets a bit of luck when his backhand tips the net and lands the right side.

The Briton holds.

Cilic earns break point

*Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 3-1 Edmund

Oh heck. Double fault from Kyle Edmund. Break point Cilic.

*Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 3-1 Edmund

This pair have rarely ventured into the net at all in this match but they come close for a little ping-pong battle, which Cilic wins.

Edmund finds a huge forehand winner for 30-30 and a big serve for 40-30.

It looks like he's hit wide on the next point. The challenge comes after it was called out and it was wide.

Deuce.

Jo Durie

Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live

Cilic is being ruthless now. It was a bit of a lumbering movement for Edmund, only because of the injury. A few people are saying it's a groin injury.

Cilic holds

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 3-1 Edmund*

Edmund pushed him, but Cilic holds for an extended lead in what could be the deciding set.

Kyle Edmund of Great Britain reacts
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Third deuce...

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 2-1 Edmund*

Cilic nabs the advantage but takes back to deuce as he slams the net.

Edmund backhands over the baseline and the advantage is back with the Croat.

No, wait. Back to deuce as Edmund hits the line.

Jo Durie

Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live

Winning that rally would have felt good! He managed to get across the court. He's been struggling to move but there was a full-blooded swing there.

Cilic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 2-1 Edmund*

Cilic continues his assault of the third set with a 40-15 lead.

He makes some incredible shots on the next point, but it's young Kyle who finds the winner on the forehand. There's life in the ol'dog yet!

And now we're at deuce after a Cilic backhand error.

Marin Cilic of Croatia plays a backhand
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