Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray in Paris semi-final

Andyl Murray
Andyl Murray

Andy Murray’s hopes of winning a third gram slam title were crushed again by Novak Djokovic after the world number one held off an enthralling fightback from the Scot to book his place in the French Open final.

Murray had clawed back the third set before play was suspended on Friday night at 3-3 in the fourth and the British number one picked up where he left off on Saturday to force a dramatic decider.

Djokovic, however, was relentless in the fifth, breaking twice to seal a 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1 victory and the Serb will now play Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in Sunday’s final.