Murray 'proud' after joining tennis royalty at Roland Garros

A commanding four-set victory over Wawrinka put the Briton through to his 10th slam final, and completed his portfolio of major showpieces after his previous appearances at Melbourne Park, Flushing Meadows and Wimbledon.

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Andy Murray celebrates his French Open win over Stan Wawrinka

Andy Murray became just the 10th man to reach all four grand-slam finals on Friday, a feat that left the world number two feeling "proud".

Murray was imperious as he outclassed 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka in Friday's semi-final at Roland Garros to book a Sunday showdown with Novak Djokovic.

A commanding four-set victory over Wawrinka put the Briton through to his 10th slam final, and completed his portfolio of major showpieces after his previous appearances at Melbourne Park, Flushing Meadows and Wimbledon.

That means Murray joins a list of tennis luminaries including Rod Laver, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal - and, of course, Djokovic - and provides further evidence of his vast improvement on clay over the last 12 months or so.

When asked about his latest achievement following his win over Wawrinka, Murray told a news conference: "I feel proud that I have managed to reach the final of all four.

"To reach the finals of the French the first time, that's a big moment for me. It's not an easy thing to do. You know, like I said a few years ago, I never really expected to be able to do that.

"I mean, especially with the guys that are around just now. You know, it's not been easy. 

"I lost three semis [at Roland Garros]. I lost two to Rafa [Nadal] and one to Novak last year.

"So beating Stan, he's obviously won this event before. The further he gets in tournaments he tends to play better, as well. So, you know, to have done it against him means a lot.

"There's not many players that do that [reach all four slam finals] now because before obviously three of the slams were played on grass, and now they're on the different surfaces. It's not an easy thing to do."

Six of Murray's nine slam finals to date have been against world number one Djokovic, with the Serbian holding a 4-2 aggregate lead.

Murray added: "Obviously it's a very big match for both of us. I mean, Novak trying to win the career slam it's obviously a huge match for him, and me trying to win my first French Open, as well.

"Neither of us know how many more chances we'll have to win here. It took Roger [Federer] a long time to win this one.

"It's a very tough event to win. There is a lot riding on the match for both of us. I hope we can both play a good match.

"We have had some really big battles in the slams before on all the other surfaces. I'm sure it will be the same again on Sunday."

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