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Andy Murray knocked out of French Open by Stan Wawrinka in semi-final

• Wawrinka wins 6-7 (8-6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
• Swiss becomes oldest man to reach Roland Garros final in 44 years

Stan Wawrinka, 32, became the oldest man to reach the French Open final since Niki Pilic was runner-up 44 years ago when he outlasted Andy Murray over five of the best sets of the 2017 tournament here on Friday evening.

The second half of the struggle provided Court Philippe Chatrier with a level of excellence and intensity that was a credit to both of them, but it was the Swiss whose smile illuminated Roland Garros after prevailing 6-7 (8-6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 over four-and-half hours.

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