Andy Murray: 'I am improving'

Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after defeating Gilles Simon in the fourth round of the Australian Open tennis championship on January 21, 2013
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Andy Murray was happy with his performance against Jeremy Chardy and enjoyed having a fully-fit opponent.

Andy Murray has said that he is improving as the Australian Open moves into the last four.

The British number one beat Jeremy Chardy this morning to set up a semi-final against either Roger Federer or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Murray insisted that he was starting to play better and seemed to enjoy having an opponent who was at their best.

"Today was the best I have played [in this tournament]," he said afterwards.

"I struggled in the last two rounds a bit and my last opponent (Gilles Simon) was struggling physically so it wasn't much of a match.

"Jeremy has beaten some great players so I had to come out sharp."

Murray, who is yet to drop a set in the tournament, is bidding to win the Australian Open for the first time.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
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19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060