Andy Murray
Mental strength will be just as important as anything else if Andy Murray is to beat Stan Wawrinka in the semifinals. Pictured: Andy Murray reacts during his win over Richard Gasquet,June 1, 2016.Reuters

Andy Murray vs Stan Wawrinka – the only semifinal at the French Open that has stayed true to form; one the defending champion, the other in prime form, desperate to pick up his first ever French Open title. So, expect a match to remember when the No.2 and No.3 seeds battle it out in the semifinals at Roland Garros on Friday.

While Wawrinka, apart from a first round scare against Lukas Rosol, has had a relatively worry-free time of it in the tournament, Murray has had his back to the wall more times than he would have liked. Yet, the Brit is still standing, ready to fight it out and move into the final, most likely against Novak Djokovic, who faces the youngster Dominic Thiem in the other last four match.

Murray had to pull out all the stops in the quarterfinal as well, coming back from a set down and the propensity to play too many drop shots to stop crowd favourite Richard Gasquet.

"My drop shot strategy was working at the beginning and then... played too many," Murray told Roland Garros' official website after his 5-7, 7-6 (6-3), 6-0, 6-2 win over Gasquet. "In the end, physically he was struggling.

"I think I played some really good stuff, I do think I played well. It's been a tough few days for everyone, but especially players in the other half (owing to rain). But you have to be selfish, look at your own matches and do your best to get through them.

"I believe I can win the event. Whether I do or not, we'll have to wait and see."

Wawrinka will certainly be Murray's toughest test yet, with the Swiss looking for a second consecutive title at Roland Garros. Wawrinka saw off a late challenge from Albert Ramos Vinolas to win in straight sets in the quarterfinals, and looks to be in solid form. That gorgeous backhand of his will need to be at its absolute best, though, if the Swiss is to get past Murray on Friday.

Where to Watch Live

Andy Murray vs Stan Wawrinka -- the French Open men's singles semifinal -- is scheduled for a 3 p.m. local time (6.30 p.m. IST, 2 p.m. BST, 9 a.m. ET) start at the Philippe Chatrier Court. Here are the live streaming and TV options.

India: TV: Neo Sports and Neo Prime.

UK: TV: ITV. Live Streaming: ITV Player.

Europe: TV: Eurosport. Live Streaming: Eurosport Player.

Middle East and North Africa: TV: BeIN Sports. Live Streaming: BeIN Sports Connect.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel Play.

USA: TV: Tennis Channel, ESPN and NBC. Live Streaming: Tennis Channel live,Watch ESPN and NBC Sports Live Extra.

Asia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Fox Sports Play.

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