Andy Murray takes on defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals at the 2016 French Open on Friday (3 June) on court Philippe-Chatrier.
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World number two Murray has made a habit of coming from behind in this year's French Open after having to come from behind in three of his five matches thus far. The first two rounds saw him go the distance, which could be beneficial or detrimental in the latter stages of the tournament. The positive will be that he is battle ready when he takes on the defending champion, while the negative will be that he will be more fatigued than Wawrinka as they have had to play back to back games due to concerns with the weather.
Wawrinka was also taken the distance by Lucas Rosol in the opening round but has since lost just one set, which will see him be relatively fresh compared to his opponent. The Swiss number two like last year seems to be peaking at the right time and will take heart from the fact that he has beaten Murray in their last three encounters despite the Scot holding a slight edge in the head-to-head statistics.
The duo have the same number of Grand Slams between them and will be keen to add a third. But whoever wins could set up a clash with tournament favourite Novak Djokovic, who faces Dominic Thiem in the other semi-finals – the Austrian's first ever Grand Slam semi-final.
Betting odds (betfair)
- Andy Murray to win: 7/10
- Stan Wawrinka to win: 23/10
The duo have faced each other 12 times on the ATP Tour and three times in Grand Slam events with Murray just edging Wawrinka 8-7. They last met in the group stages of the Barclays ATP Tour Finals in London in 2015, with the Swiss winning 7-6, 6-4.
French Open history
Murray and Wawrinka have never faced each other at the French Open, their only Grand Slam meetings coming in the US Open and Wimbledon.