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Djokovic - Murray set for French Open Final showdown

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It is the dream final that virtually no tennis fan really wanted with world no.1 Novak Djokovic squaring off against second seed Andy Murray in Sunday's French Open Final, the 34th meeting between the pair and for a fifth straight time in a final.

Both Djokovic and Murray are chasing their maiden French Open title, the Serb having lost in the final here now three times in the last four years, while Murray is playing on the third Sunday at Roland Garros for the first time in his career.

Djokovic has had a patchy couple of weeks, coming off his shock defeat to Murray at the Rome Masters, but played some of his best tennis in the semi-final today against up and coming Austrian Dominic Thiem.

Thiem, tipped by many to be the one to watch of his generation, was no match for Djokovic in the opening couple of sets, winning just three games. Thiem played better in the third set, opening up an early 2-0 lead only for Djokovic to rally back to turn things around, prevailing rather comfortably in the end, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

Djokovic was thrilled with his own performance, saying, "I played the best tennis of the tournament so far. I am now in the situation where I always dream of being each season, in the final of Roland Garros."

Trying to stop Djokovic from adding a 12th Grand Slam title to his CV will be Andy Murray, who also produced a memorable showing to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in four sets, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

The Scot will attempt to be the first Britisher since Fred Perry in 1936 to win at Roland Garros. He gave himself an excellent chance of doing just that by halting Wawrinka's winning run at Roland Garros at 12 matches.

The Swiss started well enough, threatening to break the Murray serve, but surprisingly wilted on his own delivery, conceding an early break in the third game. It was a break he was unable to get back as Murray saw off a succession of late break points to wrap up the first set in just under an hour.

The second set was all Murray as the Scot won 21 off 26 points at one stage as he stormed away to a 5-1 lead before eventually wrapping up the set 6-2.

Wawrinka showed that he wasn't ready to surrender his hold on the title just yet as he rallied to win the third set, but there was no stopping Murray today as the Scot ended a three match losing streak to his Swiss opponent to advance to the final in four sets.

An overjoyed Murray shared after the match, "I'm extremely proud. I never expected to reach the final here, I always struggled on the clay. I hope I can put on a good match on Sunday."

Fans meanwhile haven't quite got the dream final they would have wished for at the start of the tournament, but will hope for the latest encounter between Djokovic and Murray lives up to some of the drama of their more entertaining contests, with Djokovic unsurprisingly leading the head to head count 23 to 10, having prevailed against the Scot in the semi-finals here just last year, 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 in a dramatic contest which swung one way and then the other.