The Australian played alongside Reid in 39-degree heat the day before his third-round win over Tsonga, although he visibly regretted that decision while playing the Frenchman.
In the other men's match tomorrow, our outright picks face decision day, as we need Marin Cilic to beat Rafa Nadal to give us a quarter victor, as well as offering us a really decent outright victor market trading position.
The British sensation is competing in his first Grand Slam semi-final after knocking out world number three Grigor Dimitrov in the last eight.
K. Edmund/ ReutersKyle Edmund is now the sixth British male in the Open era to reach a semi-final as well as the first British man asides Andy Murray to reach the last four in Melbourne after John Lloyd in December 1977 and the first Briton other than Murray to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final since Tim Henman at the USA open in 2004.
Previous year at the Rolex Shanghai Masters, Cilic dismissed the Brit in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (5).
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In the same time, I was at least happy I found the way.
The South Africa-born 23-year-old, playing in his first Grand Slam quarter-final, showed no nerves as he blazed away with his fearsome forehand to subdue a jaded-looking Dimitrov.
Following his victory over Dimitrov, Edmund said: "It's an incredible feeling".
"The reaction has been unbelievable".
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"She really mixes up the pace, I just tried to calm down, get my returns in and wait for the opportunities to attack", she said after crushing the Slovak.
Tying all these threads together and harnessing them in a 6ft 2ins frame has been the job of the coaching duo of Sweden's Fredrik Rosengren and highly-regarded British coach Mark Hilton. Sometimes I think he lacks a bit of belief.
So far I'm very, very impressed with what he's achieved here. This comes with the success.
The 22-year-old Mertens was one of the biggest movers on the women's tour in 2017 as she improved her year-end ranking from 120 to 35 and won her first career title. Today was just one of those days that I just couldn't find a way.
"He's not that kind of guy".
Excited Edmund said "It's very pleasing but of course, i want to keep going".
World No49 Edmund, who is without an ATP final to his name, will face Marin Cilic, who progressed after top seed Rafael Nadal was forced to withdraw from their quarter-final tie through injury, on Thursday for a place in Sunday's final. "The whole point is that some of the mistakes he's made when he was younger, he tries to help make sure I don't make any of those mistakes".
"Fidde is all about, "Look me in the eye when you talk to me, look the player in the eye". The Croat is the world No6 and a former US Open champion - the big man is a mean foe.
The Bulgarian took the first after a dart to the net and a big cross-court forehand brought up three set points, and 17th seed Kyrgios could only double fault.