Andy Murray Knocks Nick Kyrgios Out Of Aus Open Thanks To Luck Of Niall Horan Charm

Scottish giant Andy Murray has knocked Australian favourite Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open in three straight sets tonight at Melbourne Park 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, no doubt thanks in large part to the presence of Irish good luck charm, Niall Horan, sweet flaxen imp of One Direction fame.
Speaking to insufferable talking head Jim Courier after the match, Murray observed that “It was a tricky match it was pretty windy… 
“I know how dangerous Nick is and I know what he’s capable of. I’ve been watching him over the last 18 months.”

He’s young. Growing up in the spotlight isn’t easy, he’s young and he’s just going to get better. He’s world class. He has a great serve… He incredibly talented and I think he can be a little more intense at times. 

Not many people have done what he’s done at his age. To make two [Grand Slam] quarter finals at his age is very rare and he’ll continue to get better.”
This will be Murray’s fifth Australian Open semi-final and his fifteenth Slam semi-final overall. He faces off against Tomas Berdych, who earlier today ousted Rafael Nadal.
Great Britain – 2; Australia – 1 legend in waiting.

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