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Djokovic Beats Murray Moves To Finals

Posted on by Donald Dunbar in Sports News

As the French Open progresses to the finals, it was Novak Djokovic’s night going  6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1 against Andy Murray. The 28-year-old now sports 28 matches won in a row getting closer to the the set of all four Grand Slam titles, Djokovic has won every Grand Slam and Masters event he has entered, claiming titles in Paris, Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo and Rome as well as the Australian Open, he also claimed the World Tour Finals in London in December, the Serb will go to face Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in the final on Sunday.

Andy Murray 15th match winning run on clay came to a halting wall now eight successive defeats delivered by the Serb, defined in five sets giving the advantage and increasingly displaying the superiority of Djokovic still ranked number one in the world, leading by two sets to one and with the match 3-3 in the fourth after horrible weather had halted any play on Friday evening. extraordinary pressure for the Scotsman as he came back a winner for the fourth set on Saturday resumption mounting a fleeting opposition.

Murray suddenly broke for a 6-5 lead. One point contained 33 strokes, most magnificent, none more so than Murray’s drop shot that won it when Djokovic’s hustling reply landed in the net. Murray added a running cross-court backhand passing shot, and when Djokovic contributed a couple of flubbed forehands, the set was over,  Murray’s errors came crumbling down on his short-lived enthusiasm as Djokovic shut down his hopes and chances to move to the final by the next and last set (fifth), Saturday’s play took 61 minutes, bringing the total count to 4 hours, 9 minutes.

Djokovic has never before taken the French title losing to Nadal in his last two chances back in 2012 and 2014 Finals, not a problem for this year Roland Garros since the Serb took care of Nadal earlier in the quarter-finals obliterating the Spaniard’s chances of a 10th French Open title.

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