Murray secures spot in Aussie Open semis

Two-time runner-up Andy Murray was a quarterfinal winner Wednesday at the Australian Open.

The third-seeded Murray thoroughly dominated Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 triumph at Rod Laver Arena.

Murray, who has yet to drop a set at this fortnight, raced out to a 4-0 lead in the opening set. Chardy earned a break while winning the next three games before Murray regained control.

"I started the match pretty well I thought," Murray said. "Then when he got a break back in the first set, I became a bit tight."

The 25-year-old Murray committed just three unforced errors while taking the second set in 32 minutes. He needed only 35 more minutes to reach his 12th Grand Slam semifinal.

"I've done a good job so far in this tournament. I can't be disappointed with where my game's at," said Murray, who awaits the winner of Wednesday's other quarterfinal match between four-time champion Roger Federer and Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.