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Andy Murray vs Stan Wawrinka French Open Semifinal live score match updates

Wawrinka beats Murray 6-7, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6, 6-1 [* indicates server]
Updated: 09 June 2017 21:13 IST - Published: 09 June 2017 16:08 IST
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Wawrinka will become World No.2 if Nadal loses to Thiem. However, if Nadal wins then the winner of the final will be World No.2. Nevertheless, Novak Djokovic has slipped down to 4th in the ATP rankings.
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Wawrinka will be up against either of Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem. Whoever wins the next semi-final will definitely have his work cut out in the final.
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And a typical Stan backhand to end Murray's run in the French Open and put Wawrinka in his fourth Grand Slam final.
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Murray trying to stay in the battle as he breaks Wawrinka to pull a game back
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And Wawrinka goes 5-0 up and will be serving for a place in his second French Open final and a fourth Grand Slam final.
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This final set is gradually starting to become a one-sided affair as Wawrinka goes 4-0 up. The Swiss is known for his backhand but in this match, his forehands have also been extremely powerful. Murray will have to come up with something special if he is to stay in the tournament.
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As a matter of fact, Wawrinka was 3-0 up during the third set as well before Murray fought back to win it. Will we see a similar thing from Murray in this set too?
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16 of the last points have been won by Wawrinka
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There's no stopping Stan the man here. His aggression just keeps on intensifying as he breaks Murray to go up 3-0.
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Murray probably has the best chance to prove why he is known for his high work rate.
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Wawrinka's looking dangerous now as he unleashes a series of lethal forehands and backhands to hold his serve to love. 2-0 to Stan now.
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BREAK and a hold! What can Stan Wawrinka NOT do, even four plus hours later? 
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Wawrinka's aggression and athleticism does the trick as he breaks Murray in the opening game of the final set.
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SET WAWRINKA! 

It's time for Set No. 5...
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6-3 to Stan the Man in this TB. Set point. 
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Murray tries the drop shots that Wawrinka's been trying all match. 

Unfortunately without the same efficacy. 

4-2 to Wawrinka in the tiebreak!
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TIEBREAK: Wawrinka 2 - 0 Murray

Stan does well to get the ball back into play after Murray almost sends it out. He's really doing it all to force a fifth. 
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TIEBREAK TIME!! 
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6-5 now. Tiebreak. Fifth set. It's all possible here. 
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Bad time for errors, Stan! Murray holds on to equal for 5-5 ...and Wawrinka holds to love. What a time to hold to love.
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No break of serve! 
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Hold to love from Murray.. followed up by some THUNDERING stuff from Stan the Man. Stunning drop volley from the Swiss ace here and he's held. 5-4. Murray to serve to stay in the fourth.. and one game away are we, from a fifth set.

5-4
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WHAT a return that was from Wawrinka. No backing down is surely his motto! A couple of forehands and he manages to hold. He really wants to keep himself in this. 

4-3. 
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Wawrinka is on serve now. 3-3. And he double faults. Not the best time.. but he's sent Murray running down for that one! 
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Lots and lots of shouting in this set. And not at the other guy, thankfully. Mostly Wawrinka here trying to motivate himself, and it's working. He's held serve here to lead 3-2.

No breaks in this set so far ... but that Nadal match is a while away...a while away
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Wawrinka has been pulling out a bunch of drop shots and they've served him well early on, especially at the net. But right now he's tried and tried - and Murray returns them both. 

Two games all in the fourth set.... 
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Oh oh oh what's happening to Stan? A couple of unnecessary errors here from the Swiss ace. He's holding serve here, but it doesn't look as effortless as it did before...
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Fun reminder - Nadal's semi-final (v Dominic Thiem) was to begin 20 minutes ago. 

This will take far, far more time...
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AND THAT'S THE SET! Andy Murray takes 60 minutes, but he gets there in the end. 7-5 in the third and we're looking at a possibility of 5 sets here. There's been some aggressive returning yes, but Murray's biggest weapon is his resilience.
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Wawrinka's backhand, that ever so unassailable weapon of his, is crumbling. Well, it's not crumbling but it's going wide again and again, and then again. 


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No one does resilience like Andy Murray does. He's broken in the third set THREE HOURS into this semifinal to lead 6-5. Serving for the set. 
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I thought Wawrinka would win that one..unfortunately not. Murray pulls it back in set 3, and Wawrinka's trying to generate more power on the forehand. It's not working out as well as he'd have liked...5-5
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WIDE! No...this is some neck and neck tennis. 4-4 now...
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BREAK BREAK! He nets it early on to lose a first BP, but Wawrinka gets the second and how! He leads 4-2 now.
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Break back... set No. 3 going like Set no. 1 AND set no. 2....
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Andy Murray doesn't look tired per se - Murray rarely does - but he doesn't look to be on top of things here. Going to be quite the effort to turn things around here. The exciting rallies of the previous set aren't so much here just yet in this set...

but he holds.

3-1 to Wawrinka. 
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BREAAAAAK! 2-0. And Wawrinka's about to hold for 3-0 now. 

And it's 3-0! 
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Whoo. Smooth slide from Murray into the net but again, he can't do much there. For all the world it looks like Stan is ready to break serve. 
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1-0 in the third with a hold to love.
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Is Murray stumbling or Wawrinka steamrolling? Hard to tell but to be honest, Set 1 was Wawrinka's to lose - and he did, by a slim slim margin. Set 2 was decisive, declarative, and he's ironed out the W:UE ratio. 18:15. All is well in the World of Stan.
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Doing what he was unable to in set 1, Wawrinka ups his returns. They're decisively more aggressive - and more precise too. He's accurate, fast and an Angry No. 3. One set all two hours into this match! 
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SET TO STAN WAWRINKA!!!! 
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23 fh unforced errors from Stan the Man. His dad looks tense in the audience here...
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And he holds!!! It's exactly like the first set for now though, Wawrinka up 5-3 at the moment and Murray serving to stay in the set. We all saw how that one went...
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Break to love. Premature to say Stan Wawrinka has the proper lead here but he sure has the intent. THUNDERING forehand dtl to start off game 8.
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TRIPLE BREAK POINT for Stan Wawrinka and a quick touch to the line. What a great point. He really does make the well-placed shots look effortless does Wawrinka, and that's given him a break for 4-3! 
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Three Games All! 


Yes Wawrinka's hitting better but Murray's returning proportionally well. Nothing super-exciting and no big fireworks but some solid consistent tennis - the kind you'd want to see and expect from the top ranked players. 
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Tense service hold for Andy Murray right there. Took forever. Three deuces. Murray's not approaching the net well and that's let some of the best down before - including Novak Djokovic. 

Nevertheless, he holds for 3-2 in set two.