3, June 2016
Andy Murray will aim to become the first British man to win a French Open final since Fred Perry in 1935 after completing a superb 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-2 win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals at Roland Garros.
The Scotsman’s win means he has now reached every Grand Slam final in the sport, and he will bid to win the third leg of a career Grand Slam against world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final.
The last British man to reach a final was Bunny Austin in 1937. Like Murray, Djokovic is bidding for his maiden French Open success after the world number one enjoyed a 6-2 6-1 6-4 win over Dominic Thiem in Friday’s other semi-final.
“I am extremely proud. I never expected to reach a final here,” said Murray. “I knew today if I wanted to win I would have to play one of my best claycourt matches. I played one of my best matches today.”