MELBOURNE, Australia : Defending Champion Novak Djokovic and 2011 Australian Open finalist Andy Murray have managed to make their way to the semi-finals of the Australian Open 2012 . Both, Murray and Djokovic had to fight extremely hard to turn down their opponents. But they successfully stood up to the challenge and ensured their spots in the Open's semis.
 A Murray (GBR) def.  K Nishikori (JPN)
If it's possible to be relaxed and vulnerable at the same time, Andy Murray was that tennis beast on a mild afternoon on Rod Laver Arena as he booked his third consecutive semi-final place in the Australian Open with a straight sets win over the promising Japanese player Kei Nishikori.