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Andy loses out to Rafael Nadal in Roland Garros Semi Finals

Andy loses out to Rafael Nadal in Roland Garros Semi Finals

Andy has lost in the semi finals of the French Open losing to Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-1.

Andy won an impressive 22-stroke opening point with a heavy forehand, but that was about as good as it got. Keen to remain on the front foot, he over-pressed and lost his first service game after two errors.

The Spaniard closed out the first set with a volley after 34 minutes and, in stifling conditions, Murray faced a daunting task having already played two five-set matches.

Nadal, 28, had struggled with a slight back issue earlier in the tournament but there was no sign of it has he leant back and hit yet another forehand into the corner on his way to another break.

The Spaniard wrapped up the second set after 64 minutes without having faced a break point, or even been taken to deuce on his serve.

With drama lacking on the court, the crowd indulged in a lengthy Mexican wave that briefly held up Nadal, but clearly did not distract him.

A fifth break of serve gave the world number one a cushion he did not appear to need, and Nadal sealed victory with a smash that left Murray chasing in vain.