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French Open: Andy Murray doubted reaching Roland Garros final

Djokovic, 29, who has won every Grand Slam except the French Open, holds a substantial 23-10 lead in his career head-to-head with Murray, but the Scot won their last meeting, beating the Serb on clay in the final of the Rome Masters.

BBC Radio 5 live commentator and 1987 Wimbledon winner Pat Cash suggested the damp conditions in Paris this week may favour Murray.

“I don’t know who the conditions will suit, Novak plays well on all the courts,” said Murray.

“It probably means there will be long rallies, you have to be patient in these conditions. It’s not easy to hit winners.”

Djokovic has reached three of the last four French Open finals, and lost them all.

“I’m sure it’s going to be a final with a lot of emotions and exchanges from the baseline because we have a similar style of game,” he said.

“I know his game he knows mine – I’m sure we’ll both give it our all.”

Murray was seen chatting with former Manchester United and France striker Eric Cantona after his semi-final victory.

And it seems Murray may have arranged himself a teaching job for later in the summer.

“We mainly spoke about football. Not too much tennis,” said Murray.

“He said he’s just had three tennis lessons. I told him if he’s ever around the Wimbledon area I’d take him for a lesson at Wimbledon.”

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