Andy Murray vs. Stan Wawrinka: Date & Preview for French Open Semifinal
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Andy Murray vs. Stan Wawrinka: Date & Preview for French Open Semifinal

Andy Murray vs. Stan Wawrinka, Murray Wawrinka Date, Murray Wawrinka Start Time, French Open Semifinal Schedule

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Looking to return to the French Open final for the second consecutive year, World No. 1 Andy Murray will first have to get past former champion Stan Wawrinka, who has looked dominant thus far in Roland Garros.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch:


Murray vs. Wawrinka, 2017 French Open Semifinals

Date: Friday, June 9

Start Time, United States: 6:45 a.m. ET

TV Channel, United States: Tennis Channel

Live Stream, United States: Tennis Channel Everywhere or DirecTV Now. You can read here to learn how to watch a live stream of the French Open without cable

Start Time, UK: 11:45 a.m.

TV Channel, UK: Eurosport or ITV4

Live Stream, UK: Eurosport Player or ITV.com

TV Channel, Worldwide: You can find a list of international broadcasters here


Preview

This will be the second year in a row Murray and Wawrinka have met in the French Open semifinals. In 2016, Murray had his serve broken just one time all match on his way to a 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory.

Heading into this match, though, Wawrinka, who won this tournament in 2015, has looked more comfortable. In wins over Jozef Kovalik, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils and Marin Cilic, he has yet to drop a set.

Meanwhile, Murray has dropped sets against Andrey Kuznetsov, Martin Klizan and Kei Nishikori. Nevertheless, after the relative slow start to the tournament, he has seemed to find his groove, as he defeated Juan Martin Del Potro and Karen Khachanov in straight sets, and after dropping an early one to Nishikori in the quarters, he took over in dominant fashion.

Ultimately, both Murray and Wawrinka mostly struggled in the lead-up to the French Open (Murray went 5-5 on clay prior to Roland Garros; Wawrinka went 6-3), but both are clicking at the right time.

That should make for a thrilling semifinal.


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