(VIDEO) French Open Day 13: Nadal Books Wawrinka Showdown, Women’s Final Looms
It was a tale of two halves on day 12 at the French Open with the men’s semifinal matches.
Stan Wawrinka required over four-and-a-half hours to defeat world No.1 Andy Murray. The Swiss player recovered from two-sets-to-one down by fighting back to win 6-7(6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-1. Wawrinka will now be bidding to win his fourth grand slam title.
Awaiting the 32-year-old in the final will be nine-time champion Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard became only the third man in history to reach ten finals at the same grand slam by brushing aside Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0, in just over two hours.
Ubitennis director Ubaldo Scanagatta and tennis Hall of Famer Steve Flink provide their analysis about both matches as well as a preview for Saturday’s women’s final between Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko.