Djokovic downs Murray to reach French Open final

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Posted: Jun 06, 2015 8:37 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic stayed on course for a career slam when he beat British third seed Andy Murray 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1 to reach the final of the French Open on Saturday.

The Serb, looking to win the only major missing from his collection, was leading 6-3 6-3 5-7 3-3 when play was interrupted by rain and dusk on Friday.

Murray broke in the 11th game of the fourth set on Saturday to send the contest into a decider. Djokovic, however, was up to the task and broke twice to secure a place in the final with an ace.

Djokovic, who now has a 16-0 record on clay this season, will play his third Roland Garros final in four years against Swiss Stan Wawrinka on Sunday.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot, editing by Pritha Sarkar)