Mitchell through at Aust Open play-offs

Queenslander Ben Mitchell has progressed to the final of the Australian Open wildcard play-offs with a tough four-set win over South Australian Bradley Mousley.

With the temperature approaching 37 degrees at Melbourne Park, the fourth seed dropped the first set before prevailing, 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) 6-4.

Top seed James Duckworth faces Victorian Marinko Matosevic in the other semi-final, with the winner of Sunday’s final awarded a wildcard entry into the main draw of the 2016 Australian Open.

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