Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Australian Open - Djokovic, Murray Clash

World number one Novak Djokovic beat David Ferrer 6-4 7-6(4) 6-1 to stage a semi-final clash with Andy Murray at the Australian Open. Fifth seed Ferrer doggedly chased down everything thrown at him but was powerless to stop Djokovic's charge as the Serbian found his range in devastating form to seal the last set in 30 minutes with an ace.

Andy Murray ended Kei Nishikori's brilliant run at the Australian Open, with a dominant 6-3 6-3 6-1 victory to stroll into his third successive semi-final at Melbourne Park. Nishikori, the first Japanese man through to the last eight in Melbourne for 80 years, won support from kimono-clad fans but left the arena after a two-hour 12-minute spanking.

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