Andy Murray sets up semi-final with Tomas Berdych

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Murray "happy" to make it through to semi-finals

Andy Murray easily won his Australian Open quarter-final against home rising star Nick Kyrgios, to set up a clash with Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals.

The British number one breezed through in straight sets 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.

Kyrgios, who's 19, is the first Australian man for 10 years to reach the last eight stage and had the support of a noisy home crowd.

But Murray, ranked 47 places higher than Kyrgios, was too strong and will face seventh seed Berdych on Thursday.

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Aussie Nick Kygrios loves a good racquet drop

Both players had to combat windy conditions on the court, and Murray said afterwards: "It was a tricky match pretty windy, tough for both of us.

"I played a slightly different style tonight - and thankfully it worked."

Berdych on form

I don't know who will win between Murray and Berdych - it's a tricky one to call. But Berdych hasn't won a [Grand] Slam so I suppose that gives the edge to Murray. One thing is for sure... it's going to be a ripper.

Pat Cash, 1987 Wimbledon champion

Asked about his semi-final against the Czech Berdych, Murray said: "Tough match. He's another big hitter of the ball.

"He's played extremely well so far this tournament. I don't think he's dropped a set yet. It'll be extremely tricky. Hopefully, I put in a great performance."

World number seven Berdych is working with Murray's former coach Dani Vallverdu who left Andy's team in November last year.

Earlier on Tuesday Berdych beat a struggling Rafael Nadal in straight sets to end a 17-match losing streak and to pick up his first win against the Spanish legend since 2006.

Nadal has had a very difficult year - a wrist injury and appendicitis meant the second half of 2014 was spent in recover for the Spaniard.