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French Open: Murray faces Wawrinka

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Novak Djokovic faces young gun Dominic Thiem in the French Open semi-finals on Friday while Andy Murray tackles defending champion Stan Wawrinka looking to become the first British man in the final for 79 years,AFP reports.
World number one Djokovic, a three-time runner-up, is still seeking a maiden Roland Garros crown to secure a career Grand Slam.

The 29-year-old top seed, who already holds the Wimbledon, US and Australian Open titles, will start as overwhelming favourite.
He has defeated Thiem in straight sets in their only two career meetings.
Djokovic will be playing in his 30th Grand Slam semi-final and eighth in Paris.
Austrian 13th seed Thiem is into his first at the majors as he finally realises the potential which was spotted during his days when he used to lift tree-trunks to beef up his physique.
Thiem is one of a generation of players long-tipped to succeed the likes of Djokovic, Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic won the first of his 11 majors at Australia in 2008 as a 20-year-old. Thiem, 22, has yet to make the breakthrough to a final at the Slams.
But he is one of the in-form players in 2016 with his 41 match wins second only to Djokovic’s 42.
He also has a season-best 25 wins on clay, a run which included a victory over Federer in Rome and the title in Nice.
Murray also has history on his mind as he aims to be the first British man since Bunny Austin in 1937 to reach the final.
The world number two is in the habit of shrugging off the weight of expectations with his 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon triumphs.
“I think at this stage of my career to do things that I have never done before is nice,” said three-time semi-finalist Murray who is two matches away from becoming the first British man to win in Paris since Fred Perry in 1935.
Murray’s Paris campaign was almost scuppered at the first hurdle when he had to fight back from two sets down to defeat 37-year-old Radek Stepanek.
He then needed another five sets to beat French wildcard Mathias Bourgue, the world 164.
Since then, Murray has been relatively untroubled, seeing off big-servers Ivo Karlovic and John Isner in straight sets before defeating home hope Richard Gasquet from a set down.
He has even seen the torrential rain act in his favour.
Having played his last-16 match against Isner on Sunday, he didn’t return to the courts until Wednesday to face Gasquet before enjoying a free Thursday.

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