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Djokovic outguns Murray again

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Andy Murray's hopes of winning a third Gram Slam title were crushed again by Novak Djokovic after the world No 1 held off an spirited fightback to book his place in the French Open final. 

Murray had clawed back the third set before play was suspended on Friday night at 3-3 in the fourth and the British No 1 picked up where he left off on Saturday by breaking in the 11th game of the fourth set to send it to a fifth.

Djokovic, however, was relentless in the final set, breaking twice to seal a 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1 victory, sealing his win with an ace, and the Serb will now play Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's final.

Djokovic already owns eight major titles - but none from Roland Garros, where he lost the 2012 and 2014 finals to Rafael Nadal, the nine-time champion he eliminated in this year's quarter-finals.

The top seed stretched his winning streak to 28 matches by beating Murray and now has a 16-0 record on clay this season.

He will play his third Roland Garros final in four years against former Australian Open champion Wawrinka for a chance to claim the ninth major title of his career.

Djokovic also would be the first man since Jim Courier in 1992 to win the Australian Open and French Open consecutively, putting him halfway to the first calendar-year Grand Slam in 46 years.

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