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Andy Murray reaches first French Open final after downing Stan Wawrinka

Andy Murray will play Novak Djokovic in the French Open final after ending Stan Wawrinka's reign as the champion at Roland Garros on Friday

Andy Murray reaches first French Open final after downing Stan Wawrinka
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Andy Murray became the first British man to reach a French Open final since 1937 on Friday, ending Stan Wawrinka's reign as Roland Garros champion.

First time French open finalist

Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball

The second seed reached the title match in Paris for the first time with a comprehensive 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 semi-final win over the Swiss title-holder who was on a 12-match winning streak in the tournament. He will now face world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday after the Serb earlier overcame Dominic Thiem of Austria in a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 victory.

 Fred Perry last British winner

In reaching the final, Murray equals the feat of Britain's last finalist Bunny Austin – and now hopes to match Fred Perry's Roland Garros victory of 1936. The Scot is also now one of only 10 men in the open era to have made the final of all four Grand Slam tournaments.