(June 6, 2015) Novak Djokovic moved within one victory of completing a career “Grand Slam” on Saturday, defeating Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1, completing a match suspended on Friday in the fourth set at 3-3.
Top seed Djokovic is seeking the French Open title, the lone trophy missing from his collection of major titles.
When the match resumed on Saturday in Paris, both men held their serves easily until 5-all when Murray broke Djokovic’s serve and held to send the match into a fifth set. It was all Djokovic after that, winning 6 of the next seven games to complete the victory to extend his current winning streak to 28.
“I don’t think I was lucky,” Djokovic said. “I think I was playing some great tennis yesterday. He found his game late in the third. I had many opportunities to finish the match in straight sets, but credit to Andy.
“He showed why he’s one of the biggest competitors and fighters on the tour,” said the world No. 1. “It’s always a thriller, always a marathon.
“He just came up with some great shots, great points.”
This will be Djokovic’s third French Open final, when he faces No. 8 seed Stan Wawrinka on Sunday. Wawrinka dismissed Frenchman Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in the semifinals.
Djokovic will be seeking his ninth major, while the Swiss Wawrinka will try to win his second.
The Serb has a 17-3 record against Wawrinka.
More to follow………….