Aus Open Day 11 - Halep Wins Instant Classic To Set Up Winner-Take-All Clash With Wozniacki; Edmund Journey Ends; Federer vs. Chung preview

Moment after Kyle Edmund’s Australian Open odyssey ended at the hands of Marin Cilic, Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport), David Law (BBC 5 Live) and Simon Briggs (Telegraph) got together in the media cafe to talk over where the match was won and lost.

Could he have done anything differently? How big a factor was the injury he apparently sustained? And will Cilic be able to go all the way in the final?

Earlier in the day, Simona Halep saved match points for a second time in a week to reach the final. She will face another player that saved match points along the way - Caroline Wozniacki. 

Halep’s match with Angelique Kerber went from damp squib to instant classic in a sensational 9-7 third set, and meant that Catherine Whitaker did not have to follow through with her threat to ‘sue the tennis gods’ if another match didn’t live up to expectations.

Where does the Halep vs. Kerber third set rank among the all-time greats? What did the players say afterwards that so uplifted the podcast team? And how surprising was it that Wozniacki revealed she had been suffering with nerves as she closed in on a semifinal victory against Elise Martens?

The women’s final will now feature Halep vs. Wozniack, with one of them crowned a Grand Slam champion for the first time. It will also decide the World No.1 ranking.

On Friday, the second men’s semifinal - Roger Federer vs. Hyeon Chung - will be live on Eurosport, with coverage starting at 8am UK time. Both Whitaker and Law think it will be a lot closer than most people seem to expect. 

The Tennis Podcast is produced daily throughout the Australian Open, presented by Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport) and David Law (BBC 5 Live), in association with Telegraph Sport and Eurosport. 

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