Murray beaten by Wawrinka in French Open semifinals
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Murray beaten by Wawrinka in French Open semifinals

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Murray beaten by Wawrinka in French Open semifinals

World number one Tennis star Sir Andy Murray failed to make it to the final of the ongoing French Open event after a five-set defeat by Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals.

The world number one was beaten 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 in four hours and 34 minutes.

The duo was playing a repeat of last year’s semi-final, which the Murray won before going on to lose the final to Novak Djokovic, who already crashed out in the last round this year.

Stan Wawrinka will now get the chance to add a second Roland Garros title to his 2015 victory, and move ahead of Murray with four Grand Slam titles.

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“I’m proud of the tournament I had, I did well considering. I was one tie-break away from getting to the final and when I came here I was really struggling so I have to be proud of that,” Murray said after the defeat.

“Maybe the lack of matches got me in the end because it was a high intensity and when you have not played loads, four or four-and-a-half hours can catch up with you.

“But I turned my form around really well and had a good tournament all things considered.”

Wawrinka, who is the oldest finalist at Roland Garros since Nikola Pilic in 1973, will now face Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem in Sunday’s final.

 

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