Murray Easily Outplayed By Wawrinka In His Possibly Last French Open Match

Murray Easily Outplayed By Wawrinka In His Possibly Last French Open Match

by Zachary Wimer

They say history repeats itself and in the case of Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray at Roland Garros, it certainly did repeat itself.

The last time Murray played at Roland Garros was back in 2020 when he faced none other than Wawrinka in the opening round. The Swiss player outplayed the former world no. 1 quite comfortably in that match, winning in three sets, history repeated itself this year.

The 39-year-old once again outplayed his former rival comfortably and it was once again to win in three sets. The Brit didn't really prepare for this event too much and already signed up for an ATP Challenger event in Surbiton, which is played next week, so he probably never expected to have a deep run.

Murray is just not suited for clay tennis anymore, and this match proved it. This was his goodbye to Paris which is part of why the match was scheduled in the evening.

Wawrinka played below his level this year but he still managed to win this match. That shows that Murray really had better days on clay, and that he didn't play well, particularly in the final set of this match.

The first one was competitive, but Wawrinka was clearly better, winning it 6-4. The second set was better by Murray but when he needed to, the Swiss player once again stepped up and won it 6-4.

The final set wasn't that competitive as Wawrinka easily outplayed Murray to win it 6-2. The final score ended up being 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, which is a bit of a softer scoreline compared to the one from four years ago 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

Murray won more games this time around but he still didn't play that well. He created only two break chances in the entire match which was too few.


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