Tennis Talk: Murray Makes French Open Final

British number one Andy Murray will be playing in his first French Open final at Roland Garros in Paris tomorrow after defeating defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka in their four set semi- final encounter 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

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Second seed and world number two Murray, 29 becomes the first British man to reach a French Open final since 1937. Second seed Murray will now face world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final whom he beat in the Rome Masters final last month.

Along with matching the achievements of the last Brit finalist Bunny Austin, Murray also becomes one of only ten male players since 1968 (when the open era began) to have reached the final of all four Grand Slam tournaments. Tennis fans all over the world will be watching to see if Murray can add another Grand Slam victory to his Wimbledon and US Open titles.

Murray told the BBC, “I’m extremely proud” said Murray. “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.

The Men’s final will take place tomorrow afternoon on the Philippe-Chatrier Court at 3pm GST. In other news top seed Serena Williams will play fourth seed Muguruza Blanco from Spain in the Women’s final today.

For all French Open information visit www.rolandgarros.com Photo used courtesy of www.bbc.com/sport/tennis

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