French Open

Murray makes history with place in French final

Andy Murray Roland GarrosAndy Murray made history today by securing a place in the French Open final.

The Scot overcame defending champion Stan Wawrinka in four sets to become the first British player to reach the final since Bunny Austin in 1937.

He also becomes the 10th player to have reached the final of every Grand Slam.  The others are Jim Courier, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall.

Murray, a two-times Grand Slam winner, took command early against his Swiss opponent to win his semi-final 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-2 and will play Novak Djokovic who is one match away from a 12th Grand Slam victory.

“I knew today if I wanted to win I was going to have to play one of my best clay-court matches. Stan was playing better every match and I played one of my best matches,” said Murray.

“I’m looking forward to the final. I’m extremely proud. I never expected to reach the final here, I always struggled on the clay. I hope I can put on a good match on Sunday.”


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