Stanislas Wawrinka
Wawrinka is seeking to reach his first grand slam final.

Tomas Berdych will take on Stanislas Wawrinka in the men's singles semi-final of the 2014 Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Thursday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 8:30am GMT. British Eurosport are providing live coverage in the UK. Regular updates and live scores are also available on the Australian Open official website.


After dumping out three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic, Stanislas Wawrinka has the chance to make up the first half of an all Swiss final at the Australian Open against Tomas Berdych, himself chasing his second major final appearance.

Berdych overcame David Ferrer to reach the last four and is now seeking a return to a grand slam showpiece, four years on from his first at Wimbledon in 2010 where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

The Czech has been knocking on the door of the last four in the last three years in Melbourne, reaching the quarter final in consecutive years while he also reached the semi final of the US Open in 2012.

Wawrinka has meanwhile reached his second semi-final in as many grand slams as his rapid improvement appears to hold no bounds. After breaking Djokovic's 14-match winning streak over him, the world No.8 is the favourite to reach his first major final.

Having prevailed in eight of their 13 meetings, including in four of the last five in matches played on a hard court including at the ATP World Tour Finals, Wawrinka is expected to back-up his surge up the rankings but faces a dogged opponent in Berdych.

The winner faces the daunting prospect of playing either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final, the pair who have won 20 grand slam titles between them.

Tomas Berdych
Berdych is chasing a second appearance at a major final.

What They Said

Tomas Berdych: "You know, there were some special moments which went well together in this match, making it for the first time here in the Aussie Open to the semis, winning my first match on Rod Laver after all those years. That's been a very special match to me. I'm extremely happy to go through."

Stanislas Wawrinka: "Berdych is playing well since the beginning of the tournament. He's going to be a tough player to beat. He already made one final in one slam. He already made semifinal in every Grand Slam."