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French Open 2015 Results: Friday Winners, Scores, Stats and Singles Draw Update

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIJune 5, 2015

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05:  Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland returns a shot in his Men's Semi Final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on day thirteen of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

No. 1 Novak Djokovic held a 2-1 lead over No. 3 Andy Murray when play was suspended due to an incoming storm in the fourth set. Play will resume on Saturday after the women's final, featuring No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 13 Lucie Safarova.

The official Twitter account of Roland Garros broke the bad news about the suspended play:

Roland-Garros @rolandgarros

Because of an incoming storm, the match has been suspended and the players have been escorted off the court.. #RG15

Roland-Garros @rolandgarros

The #Djokovic-#Murray semi-final has been suspended for the evening with Djokovic leading 6-3 6-3 5-7 *3-3. #RG15

Djokovic seemed to be cruising on his way to a 28th-straight win and a berth in the French Open final, but Murray seemed to be rejuvenated in the third set. He broke Djokovic for the first time in the match and won the final three games to take the set.

In the fourth set, Murray was hanging tough as the two men had already exchanged breaks. Things looked to be reaching an apex when the skies opened up. There's no question Murray had the momentum before play was suspended.

One can only wonder whether he'll be able to re-establish the rhythm he found in the third set. The Davis Cup Twitter account ponders the same question:

Davis Cup @DavisCup

With the score tied at 3-3 in the 4th, the players are called off. Can Murray keep his momentum overnight? http://t.co/6ZtOhjCylY

The eventual winner will face Stan Wawrinka, who turned away No. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(3) 6-4 to earn his spot in the final. Here's how the final bracket looks heading into the weekend.

2015 French Open Remaining Draw
Women's Championship MatchChampion
1. Serena Williams vs. No. 13 Lucie Safarova
Men's Semifinal
No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 3 Andy Murray (continued)
No. 8 Stan Wawrinka
RolandGarros.com

Wawrinka is Clutch

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05:  Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland returns a shot in his Men's Semi Final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on day thirteen of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Get
Julian Finney/Getty Images

Despite the energy provided by the French crowd to their countryman Tsonga, Wawrinka had too many layers to his game and extraordinary poise. He hit 60 big winners to silence the crowd, and kept it out of the match with 15 aces during his service games.

Wawrinka did struggle a bit in the second set. He only got in 31 percent of his first serves, and he squandered seven of eight opportunities to break Tsonga. Wawrinka would ultimately lose the set in a tiebreaker.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05:  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France looks on in his Men's Semi Final match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland on day thirteen of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dan Istitene/Gett
Dan Istitene/Getty Images

The third set is the one Tsonga has to be the set he looks back on with the most regret. Despite winning more points and making fewer unforced errors in the set, the Frenchman couldn't come up with the big shots he needed to win the crucial points. In a second-straight tiebreaker, Wawrinka pulled it out and won the fourth set even more easily.

With a tough match looming—no matter who survives the other resumed semifinal, Wawrinka knows he's going to have to be at his best to win what would be his first French Open and second Grand Slam title of his career.

Roland Garros captured this quote from Wawrinka's post-match press conference:

Roland-Garros @rolandgarros

"I will have to focus on myself and try to bring my A-game" @stanwawrinka on his finals prep. #RG15 http://t.co/SogKmT40LH

We will be anxiously awaiting the conclusion of the Djokovic-Murray match so that we know who will oppose Wawrinka in the men's final.


All stat references per RolandGarros.com unless otherwise noted.

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