What was billed as a gap day traditional between two previous warriors become a humid squib as Stan Wawrinka crushed Andy Murray 6-1 6-Three 6-2 on the French Open on Sunday.
The final time they met on Court Philippe Chatrier, within the 2017 semi-final, Wawrinka got here by a five-set slugfest however this time it proved a painfully one-sided affair towards a flat Murray.
When the opening three video games on a near-empty showcourt took round 20 minutes, one other battle royal regarded attainable between the gamers who each personal three Grand Slam titles.
But as 16th seed Wawrinka, champion in Paris in 2015, raised his sport, Murray, who wore black leggings on a cold day, capitulated alarmingly along with his trademark battling qualities conspicuous by their absence.
Swiss 35-year-old Wawrinka struck 42 winners to Murray`s 10 as he powered to victory in a single hour 37 minutes.