Andy Murray roared into the French Open final earlier today and cemented himself amongst tennis greats in the process.
The Scot was taking on defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the semi-final at Roland Garros and managed to advance courtesy of a 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory, and will no play rival Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s showpiece final.
Now, we all know that at the age of 29, Murray is a bona fide superstar, and undoubtedly one of the greatest players playing tennis today – but where does the two-time Grand Slam winner rank amongst the game’s all-time greats?
Well, by beating Wawrinka today, Murray entered a club of elite legends and he probably didn’t realise.
Sunday’s French Open final will be Murray’s first, and it will mean that the world number two has competed in the final at Wimbledon, the US Open, the Australian Open and now the French.
In doing so, Murray is only the tenth man in the history of the sport to reach the final of all four majors.
To put it into context, players like Pete Samprass and Borris Becker failed to reach the final of every major, with both failing in the French.
Basically, this new record of Murray’s hammers home just how much of a modern day legend he really is – and how much British tennis will miss him when he’s gone.