The astounded reaction to Andy Murray's epic clash against Stan Wawrinka

The world number 1 was defeated by Stan Wawrinka in the semi-final

The astounded reaction to Andy Murray's epic clash against Stan Wawrinka

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Andy Murray was defeated in the semi-final of the French Open, losing out to Stan Wawrinka in five sets.

It took four hours and 34 minutes for the Swiss to edge out Murray the epic encounter, and avenge for his defeat to the world number one in last year's semi-final.

Wawrinka hit an impressive 87 winners on the way to taking the victory, 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-1. 

He will now progress to face either Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem in Sunday's decider, where he will be hoping to win back the title for the first time since 2015.

At 32, he will be oldest finalist at Roland Garros since Nikola Pilic in 1973.

Here's how people reacted to the enthralling clash: