Andy Murray beaten by Stan Wawrinka on possible French Open swansong

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  • Briton loses in straight sets to 39-year-old Swiss
  • Draper beaten by world No 176 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-3

Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka first met on court as two hopeful youngsters desperate to establish ­themselves in their sport, still unsure of what was to come. Nineteen years and a combined six grand slam titles later, they convened again on Court Philippe-Chatrier as icons in the final stretches of their careers.

Now aged 37 and 39 respectively, their 23rd contest marked the second-oldest matchup at Roland ­Garros in the past 50 years. This time, ­Wawrinka’s disciplined, destructive ball striking guided him to a deserved ­victory as he completely ­overpowered an impotent Murray, brushing his old rival aside 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the second round at Roland Garros.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Roland Garros
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