French Open: Wawrinka to meet Rafael Nadal in the final

Posted By: IANS

Paris, June 9: Third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka sailed to the final of French Open 2017 beating world number 1 Andy Murray 6-7, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6, 6-1 in the semi-final.

The 2015 French Open winner fought hard against the top-seeded player to reach the 4th major final of his career.

Stanislas Wawrinka (Image courtesy: Roland Garros Twitter handle)

Andy Murray took the first 7-6, but Wawrinka came back with a 6-3 win in the second set. Thereafter it was a topsy-turvy ride. Murray won the third set 7-5 but the eventual winner restored parity in the fourth set.

After a long fight, Wawrinka snatched the match with crushing 6-1 win in the fifth set.

In the other semi-final, Rafael Nadal thrashed youngster Dominic Thiem in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 to reach the final. He will meet Stan Wawrinka.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Friday, June 9, 2017, 21:20 [IST]
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