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Friday, June 9, 2017
2017 French Open Men's Singls SF - Stan Wawrinka(Swiss)beat Andy Murray (UK)and enters the final Friday June 09,2017
Wawrinka became the oldest finalist in Paris in 44 years with a thrilling 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7/3), 6-1 win over World No 1 Andy Murray
win avenged defeat to Murray at the same stage in 2016 and the Swiss suggested the Briton was nowhere near that form on Friday
US Open champion Wawrinka, 32, triumphed in a pulsating four hour 34 minute battle of shotmaking and endurance and will target a fourth Slam title this weekend.
For Murray, his wait to become Britain’s first men’s champion in Paris since Fred Perry in 1935 goes on.
“It’s incredible to be in another Roland Garros final,” said Wawrinka, the oldest finalist since 33-year-old Niki Pilic was runner-up in 1973.
Andy Murray, the 2016 runner-up to Novak Djokovic, admitted that Wawrinka was the stronger player in the end.
“I tried to keep fighting, but he played well at the end,” said Murray.
“I was a tiebreak from getting to the final in a tournament which I came into struggling.”
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