Murray extremely proud to reach final

World number two Andy Murra, admitted to being surprised after beating Stan Wawrinka in four sets to progress to the final at Roland Garros.

The Scot is the first British man to reach a Roland Garros final in 79 years, and will meet Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.

Speaking at a press conference after his semi-final win, Murray said: "I'm extremely proud. I never expected to reach the final here. I'd always struggled on the clay. I hope I can put on a good match for all of the crowd on Sunday."

Murray described his semi-final win as one of the best matches he has ever played: "Stan has been unbelievable the last two years. I've played one of my best matches today and I'm looking forward to the final."

"I knew if I was going to win, I was going to have to play one of my best clay-court matches."

"To play at that level in the semis of the French Open is very pleasing. There was a lot of pressure there, as well, today. I was just really happy with the way that I handled everything."

Murray has been a losing semi-finalist on three occasions at Roland Garros, losing to Rafael Nadal in 2011 and 2014 before losing out to Djokovic in 2015.

Friday’s victory over Wawrinka meant the Brit became the 10th man in the open era to reach all four grand slam finals and had this to say about the achievement: "It's big, especially with the guys that are around just now. It's not been easy."

"So beating Stan, he's obviously won this event before. The further he gets in tournaments, he tends to play better, as well. So to have done it against him means a lot. There's not many players that do that now because before three of the slams were played on grass, and now they're on the different surfaces. It's not an easy thing."

By his own admission, Murray has struggled on clay at various points in his career, but has managed to turn that around in the last year or so, winning titles on clay in Madrid and Munich last year before beating Djokovic to claim another in Rome last month.

Murray will face Djokovic in the final on Sunday, looking for his third Grand Slam title while Djokovic will be looking to make it an incredible 12, and to stay on course to complete the Grand Slam in a calendar year, after winning the Australian open in January.

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