Australian Open 2018: Aidan McHugh matches Kyle Edmund by reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final

AIDAN MCHUGH adopted in Kyle Edmund’s footsteps to succeed in his first Grand Slam semi-final.

Glaswegian McHugh, 17, is the first Brit to succeed in the final 4 of a Slam boys’ singles since Edmund at Wimbledon in 2013.

 McHugh celebrates winning a point in third round match

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McHugh celebrates profitable some extent in third spherical match

Like senior semi-finalist Edmund, McHugh has been mentored by Andy Murray and lately signed with Murray’s seventy seven Sports activities Administration agency.

And he additionally shares the pale-skinned Yorkshireman’s want for loads of solar cream within the Aussie summer time.

McHugh stated: “.I’d say Kyle’s worse than me. However I undoubtedly make certain I put solar cream on.

“I received a little bit of stick from Andy at Wimbledon after considered one of my matches and I struggled.

“I all the time type of assume that as a result of I’m at house, meaning you don’t have to do it however in London it could truly get fairly scorching typically so yeah, it was a scorching one and I didn’t have any solar cream on and stuff so I obtained  rinsed somewhat bit for that.

“So I all the time be sure I’ve cream and stuff on earlier than I play.”

 Kyle Edmund celebrates his win over Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open semi-final

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Kyle Edmund celebrates his win over Grigor Dimitrov to succeed in the Australian Open semi-final
 Andy Murray is hoping to reclaim the Wimbledon title he won in 2016

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Andy Murray is hoping to reclaim the Wimbledon title he gained in 2016

McHugh has been following Edmund’s progress within the males’s occasion and stated: “I do know Kyle only a tiny bit.

“I practised with him simply as soon as for a few hours.

“He’s fairly a quiet man however I do know he works actually arduous and ticks all the appropriate bins for his coaching and issues. And the best way he carries himself is absolutely good so he’s lastly getting some rewards on the excessive finish of slams which is what he needs.

“It’s actually good to see him doing nicely. Clearly it makes me need to do properly as nicely.”

McHugh is coached by Toby Smith, brother of Davis Cup captain and SunSport columnist Leon Smith.

The promising teenager beat Australia’s Rinky Hijikata 6-four 6-2 to arrange a semi-final conflict tomorrow [FRI] with Chun Hsin Tseng, the No 6 seed from Taiwan whom he beat at a event final week.

 Roger Federer and Andy Murray got into spirit of Glasgow event where McHugh embarrassed himself

Roger Federer and Andy Murray acquired into spirit of Glasgow occasion the place McHugh embarrassed himself

McHugh, likeable and articulate,  appears unfazed by how properly he’s doing.

However he admitted feeling out of his depth when Murray made him hit with Roger Federer throughout a charity exhibition occasion in Glasgow in November.

McHugh, who badly fluffed a few backhands within the rallies with Federer, stated: “I used to be hitting with Andy and Jamie earlier than the occasion.

"It was a few hours later and I had acquired modified. I'm not making excuses however I had informal garments on they usually have been tight, I couldn't play.

"Andy was making a number of faces. I used to be sitting proper subsequent to Jamie, so he knew the place we have been. He simply came to visit, I assumed he was joking at first till he acquired proper off the courtroom.

"I used to be like, 'proper, he's truly making me do that', so I went on. I virtually received one of many passes however I blame my jacket for it to be trustworthy.

"Roger was very nice afterwards, he was laughing about it. I did inform him that I might get him subsequent time. I might want to attempt to do wel lquickly if I'm going to get an opportunity to play him, until he’s nonetheless going at 50. "Perhaps not have the jacket on subsequent time."

AIDAN MCHUGH adopted in Kyle Edmund’s footsteps to succeed in his first Grand Slam semi-final.

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