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Summary

  1. Murray first GB man since 1937 to reach Paris final
  2. Murray beats Wawrinka 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-2
  3. Djokovic beats Thiem 6-2 6-1 6-4
  4. Williams to face Muguruza in women's final
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By Caroline Chapman and Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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Murray reaches French Open final

That's it, we're done here.

You can read about Andy Murray's rather incredible display on this link.

And please do join us on Saturday for the women's singles final between defending champion Serena Williams and Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza. 

Au revoir!

Britain's Heather Watson will be watching

Andy or Novak for the @rolandgarros 2016 title!? It would be a first for both of them! Definitely a popcorn match #RG16

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think Andy is right in the final. Novak Djokovic has played like a man under pressure – he’s been patchy and grumpy, a bit like Andy Murray. While Murray has been more like Djokovic. It’s going to be intriguing."  

Murray joins the elite

Murray
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Andy Murray has joined a list of 10 players who have reached the final of every single Grand Slam. 

He joins Jim Courier, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall.

That sounds like the ideal dinner party line-up. 

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Greg: Simply outstanding from king of British tennis  

Steve Embleton: Great performance again from @andy_murray who seems to play much better when I follow on live text rather than watch.

Sho Rahman: Andy has been superb today. His best ever performance on clay. Scary thing is he'll have to play even better against Novak.

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Murray came in with a game plan and he did it by and large to perfection. He knew Stan would be chipping his forehand and returns."

'I never expected it'

Murray reaches French Open final

Andy Murray speaking on court: "I knew today if I wanted to win I was going to have to play one of my best clay-court matches. Stan was playing better every match and I played one of my best matches. I’m looking forward to the final. 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."

A long wait...

Murray into French Open final

1937 - the last time a British man made it to the final at Roland Garros.

What a moment for Andy Murray. Pat on the back, sir. 

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent in Paris

"That was a pretty much exemplary display from the world number two. He has taken down the defending champion and done it in style."

Game, set and match

Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-2 Wawrinka

That's it! Andy Murray is in the final of the French Open for the first time!

He finishes off with a cool overhead winner. Stan Wawrinka looks spent, and he is spent. 

The Swiss loses his title, but who's going to take it off him now?

Andy Murray celebrates
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Match point

Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 5-2 Wawrinka*

OK, here we go then, everyone stay calm. 

Murray squeezes out the first point and then a forehand into the corner makes it 30-0. That'll do.

Wawrinka hits long and it's match point. Three of them. 

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Simone Jude: Not taking full credit but Murray did break twice since I ate an apple 

I wondered what had changed...

Murray breaks

*Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 5-2 Wawrinka

All in Andy Murray's favour now as he moves to 0-30 on Wawrinka's serve. 

Stan's racquet smashes into the clay (not quite Djokovic style) as Murray earns triple break point.

Murray does well to race left-to-right to hit back but Wawrinka's overhead steals one point back.

But it's all in vain. Murray breaks at the second opportunity and he will serve for a place in the final. 

Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 4-2 Wawrinka*

Wawrinka lets out a yelp as he smashes past Murray and steals the first point of the game.

But Murray responds with a knock-out forehand. Take that.

A serve-and-volley moves the Briton to 30-15, but he then swipes at a backhand and it hits the netting. 

It's then Wawrinka's turn to smack too low and Murray finishes off the game with a sublime forehand winner. 

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Jamie Coleman: This time last week I was watching a Lep seal. As exciting trying to follow @andy_murray on #bbctennis from Antarctic

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Wait, you've got #bbctennis commentary on a projector in the Antarctic? You my friend are a hero.

*Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 3-2 Wawrinka

We know that Murray likes to call himself a turnip, but are we allowed to do the same? 

He's just tried to tip-toe a delicate shot over the net and it didn't work at all. Turnip.

Twice in succession Stan Wawrinka clips the net with a winner, so has to hold his hands up and apologise, but it means he holds. 

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Wawrinka's best bet is to get to 5-4 and hope Murray tightens up. This is the danger time now for Wawrinka."

Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 3-1 Wawrinka*

The umpire asks for quiet as the players return to their respective markers. There's a couple of lads taking selfies in the stands - I SEE YOU.

Murray isn't distracted, though. He spins a delightful backhand over for 30-0 and gives himself a mini congratulations as Wawrinka slaps the ball into the net on the next point.

Murray sees out the game with no drama. 

Titanic of a match

Leonardo Di Caprio is watching on at the Murray game. Looks like he has made the right choice if he wanted a blockbuster match, at the moment it is catch Murray if you can for Stan. 

Leonardo Di Caprio
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Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"He's been hanging in there Wawrinka. He did a good job of that in third set. He's not able to hit winners, Murray can retrieve everything he is throwing at him, and it's frustrating Stan. He likes to hit a lot of winners."

*Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 2-1 Wawrinka

A huge cry of "come on" from Wawrinka as he takes the advantage. 

The defending champion pins Murray to the back wall and finishes off his service game with a belting winner from close to the net. 

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Ryan Kelly: Text updates from #bbctennis Murray wins 1st & 2nd set. Watch the 3rd he loses. Gonna go back to texts

You are a smart boy, Ryan.

*Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 2-0 Wawrinka

Swiss Stan Wawrinka is very much the golden boy in the crowd's eyes. He nips a little drop shot over the net to huge applause.

But they're soon silenced, stunned, by a quite remarkable Murray drop shot with so much back spin it just stopped dead when it landed.

Break point Murray. But he can only place a forehand beyond the chalk. Deuce. 

The Briton is back ahead again on the advantage, but again he hits just wide. Back to deuce.

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#bbctennis relaxing in the Spanish sun. Following Andy on the bbc web feed. May not be as relaxed if it goes to 5.

#bbctennis relaxing in the Spanish sun. Following Andy on the bbc web feed. May not be as relaxed if it goes to 5.

I'm sure you'll cope, Michael.

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"The biggest thing about Stan is you're never sure where his mind is at. I'm not sure if he's been up for the fight today."

Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 2-0 Wawrinka*

Andy Murray comes rushing forward, completes a high volley and Wawrinka is unable to clear the net. It's 30-0.

Murray has a word with himself as he rushes the next point and gifts the winner to the Swiss. 

Boos and cat calls then ring out around the court as Wawrinka's return is called out by the umpire. 40-15.

A rally ensues, and both players are on the defence. It's Murray who wins out as Wawrinka steams a shot into the net. 

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Murray didn't do an awful lot in that game. There was one decent rally. Wawrinka just hit unforced errors. As soon as Andy sees something remotely short he pulls the trigger and hits the ball hard."

Murray breaks

*Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 1-0 Wawrinka

What a response from Murray in the opening of the fourth set.

He performs daylight robbery on a reinvigorated Wawrinka to earn a triple break point.

The first opportunity to break goes awry for the Briton, as does the second.

Can he make the last one count? YES. 

Wawrinka overcooks a forehand past the baseline and Murray goes 1-0 up. 

Andy Murray celebrates
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Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 Wawrinka

The keyboard has been handed back to me, Caroline, for the fourth set.

Now, just remember Murray started to wobble *before* I took over. I am shouldering no blame...

A comeback on the cards?

Wawrinka has won tennis matches from 2 sets to love down on 6 occasions. #Murray #RG16

Game and third set

Murray 6-4 6-2 4-6 Wawrinka*

An inside-out forehand has too much slice on it from Murray and it's break point. The crowd loves it, by the way.

And there it is, Murray can't convert an overhead volley and then puts into the net.

Stan has a set and out of nowhere he's back in it.

Meanwhile, a change in the commentary seat as Caroline Chapman returns to take you through the fourth set.

Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates
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Murray 6-4 6-2 4-5 Wawrinka*

"Allez Stan," is the cry from the crowd. They want more tennis.

Murray is scuppered by a ball that flips up off the baseline and Wawrinka finishes it off.

Stan comes in for a backhand slice but it's misjudged and long. Say it quietly though, the Swiss is looking sharper.

Another just long from Wawrinka and Murray lets out a cry of joy as he goes 30-15. Stan is admonishing himself as he messes up a backhand. Murray ploughs one into the net now. The quality has dropped - nervy stuff.

Urgh, another comes off the paint and Murray finds himself at deuce.

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James Clifford: Wish you guys could type faster. My mouse is fixed on refresh and I'm greeting updates with a 'come on Andyyyyy'

Dude, there's steam coming off our keyboards. 

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Andy's chuntering a bit now. He's right, too, he didn't apply enough pressure. He's screaming at something and you can hear the tension now."

Andy Murray
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*Murray 6-4 6-2 4-5 Wawrinka

"Arhgy!" Or something like that, is what Wawrinka cries when Murray hits long. A forehand winner to the corner gives him momentum, a Murray forehand into the net gives him 40-0 and a Wawrinka drop shot into the net messes up the nice little sentence I was about to type.

There it is, Wawrinka does hold and waves his arms in the air to gee up the crowd.

Murray 6-4 6-2 4-4 Wawrinka*

Plenty of bounce to Wawrinka as he returns to the court, boinging around like space hopper.

Plenty of bounce, but little bosh from Stan though. Murray goes 30-0 with ease, but Wawrinka clips a perfect forehand down the line and dispatches the volley to fight back. That's his first point on Murray's serve in this set.

No problem for Murray though as he serves it out.

*Murray 6-4 6-2 3-4 Wawrinka

Zoom. Wawrinka thunders a forehand winner to Murray's backhand side - there's the defending French Open champion we know and love. Or like. Whatever.

Murray picks out a wonderful crosscourt winner from the corner and then crashes into a barrier. The noise of clanging metal sounded worse than the actual collision - he's fine.

At 30-30 Wawrinka glides a trusty backhand down the line for game point. If in doubt, go back to what you know.

And Murray tries to repeat recent history with another ambitious forehand - wide.

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Luke Swales: Murray will never play better than THE Wimbledon final. But this is pretty close.

Miriamshindler: Go @andy_murray!! Between the tennis, @UEFAEURO @Rio2016_en I don't know how I'll get any work done this summer...  

Andy Murray of Britain
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Murray 6-4 6-2 3-3 Wawrinka*

Massive roar for the players as they return from a well earned sit down.

Stan's inconsistency bites him in the bum again as he goes long.

Murray doesn't look back and is handed the hold as Wawrinka flights one past the baseline once more.

Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Murray is in a very good position and I'm not sure what Stan can come up with. The crowd want him to come back into it, but I can't see a way until he makes some in-roads into the serve or if Andy drops concentration. Andy's got to finish him off."