Andy Murray in singles final for 1st time since 2017, to face Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp

first_img Next Associated Press AntwerpOctober 20, 2019UPDATED: October 20, 2019 12:08 IST Andy Murray to face Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp final on Sunday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray defeated Ugo Humbert 3-6, 7-5, 6-2Murray will face Stan Wawrinka in Sunday’s finalIt’s been a long road to get back to this point: MurrayAndy Murray is back in an ATP tour final for the first time since March 2017 after beating Ugo Humbert 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the European Open semifinals.Murray will face fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, who beat Italian 18-year-old Janik Sinner 6-3, 6-2.For Murray, it’s his biggest success since having hip surgery in January, an injury that him contemplating retirement at one point. He sealed the win against Humbert after 2 hours, 22 minutes with an easy volley winner at the net.”It’s been a long road to get back to this point,” Murray said. “I certainly didn’t expect it to come so soon since I started playing again. It’s been a big surprise to me and I’m happy to be through to the final.”Wawrinka had an easier time once he recovered from a 2-0 deficit in the first set, needing just 65 minutes to beat Sinner.The 34-year-old Wawrinka is looking for his first ATP title since the 2017 Geneva Open.”Stan’s a brilliant player. We’ve played against each other in some big matches in the past in big tournaments,” Murray said. “It was actually my match with him at the French Open in 2017 when my hip problems really started. It was a tough five-set match in the semis and my hip never really recovered from that, so it’s cool to be back playing against him in a final.”Also Read | Rafael Nadal marries long-time girlfriend Xisca Perello in intimate ceremony in SpainAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow Stan WawrinkaFollow European OpenFollow Antwerp Andy Murray in singles final for 1st time since 2017, to face Stan Wawrinka in AntwerpAndy Murray reached the final of an ATP tournament for the first time since his career-saving hip surgery. The Brit defeated Ugo Humbert 3=6, 7-5, 6-2 to reach the final at European Open.advertisementlast_img read more

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