French Open Day 13: Djokovic vs Murray suspended, Wawrinka heads to the final

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will have to resume their French Open semi-final on Saturday after an impending thunderstorm suspended play for the day with Djokovic leading the Briton 2-1 .

The world number one had raced into a two set lead but Murray would not back down and level at 5-5 in the third set, Murray got the break over the Serbian and then held his serveĀ to take the third set 7-5.

Murray broke again in the third game of the fourth set but Djokovic hit straight back with a break of his own. Both held serve to take the set to 3-3 and that would turn out to be all for the day as a looming thunderstorm forced officials to suspend play.

Stan Wawrinka's only grandslam title came at the 2014 Australian Open image: rte.ie

Stan Wawrinka’s only grandslam title came at the 2014 Australian Open
image: rte.ie

Earlier, Stan Wawrinka booked his spot in the French Open final after the Swiss man overcame the challenge of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to keep his hopes of securing just a second grandslam title alive.

Frenchman Tsonga dominated large spells of the match at Roland Garros but was made to rue 16 missed break points as Wawrinka powered through with a 6-3 6-7 (1/7) 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 victory, asĀ France’s 32-year wait for a home male champion goes on.

Djokovic and Murray will resume their semi-final on Saturday at 12:00 GMT, after which the women’s final will follow as Serena Williams and Lucie Safarova battle it out to become the 2015 French Open women’s champion.

More results from day 13 at Roland Garros – including all the doubles action – can be found here.

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