The astounded reaction to Andy Murray's epic clash against Stan Wawrinka
The world number 1 was defeated by Stan Wawrinka in the semi-final17:33 Friday 9 June 2017, 17:33 9 Jun 2017
Andy Murray was defeated in the semi-final of the French Open, losing out to Stan Wawrinka in five sets.
It took four hours and 34 minutes for the Swiss to edge out Murray the epic encounter, and avenge for his defeat to the world number one in last year's semi-final.
Wawrinka hit an impressive 87 winners on the way to taking the victory, 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-1.
He will now progress to face either Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem in Sunday's decider, where he will be hoping to win back the title for the first time since 2015.
At 32, he will be oldest finalist at Roland Garros since Nikola Pilic in 1973.
Here's how people reacted to the enthralling clash:
32-year-old Stan Wawrinka is the oldest man to reach the French Open final since Niki Pilic in 1973.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 9, 2017
@andy_murray what happened in that 5th set? Fair play though what a great match from both players!— Adam David Jones (@adamj2018) June 9, 2017
Hat off to @stanwawrinka. Second wind at the four hour mark. When you feel it you feel it. Too good.— Noah Rubin (@Noahrubin33) June 9, 2017
What a match from Stan Wawrinka! The Stanimal was unleashed in the 5th set. Into another slam final. #RG17— Andrew Fok (@islandersallday) June 9, 2017
Wawrinka breaks Murray four times in anticlimactic fifth set that ended great battle: 6-7, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6, 6-1. Into his second final here.— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 9, 2017
"He's the only player who the top players in the world fear more than the lower ranked players" - John McEnroe on Stan Wawrinka #RG17— Roger Federer Book (@FedererBook) June 9, 2017
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