Andy Murray edges past Stan Wawrinka to win his 1st ATP tour title in over 2 years

first_img Reuters AntwerpOctober 20, 2019UPDATED: October 20, 2019 22:54 IST European Open: Andy Murray poses with the trophy after winning the final (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray defeats Stan Wawrinka in three-sets to claim his first ATP title since March 2017Title number 46 for Andy Murray and perhaps his most remarkable achievementMurray beats Stan Wawrinka 6-3 4-6 4-6 to take the European Open 2019 finalAndy Murray claimed his first ATP title for two-and-a-half years as he beat Stan Wawrinka in an engrossing duel in the European Open final in Antwerp on Sunday.Former world number one Murray, who had hip re-surfacing surgery in January in a bid to salvage his career, battled back from a set and a break down to win 3-6 6-4 6-4.In the first final between the pair for 11 years it was 34-year-old Wawrinka, who has also had injury problems, who appeared on course for victory when he had points for a double break in the second set, having powered through the first.But Murray, 32, who seemed set for retirement after losing at this year’s Australian Open, showed his old fighting qualities and no sign of any physical problems as he roared back to claim a 46th career title.The deciding set was littered with service breaks but Murray crucially saved break points at 4-4 and then pounced when Wawrinka served in the next game, sealing the title as his tiring Swiss opponent blazed a forehand wide.”It’s amazing to be back playing against Stan in a final like that, he was playing unbelievable,” Murray, who appeared close to tears at the end, said on court.”I never expected to be in this position so I’m very happy.”Murray’s last title came in Dubai in March 2017 when he was still the top-ranked player in the world.Also Read | Andy Murray in singles final for 1st time since 2017, to face Stan Wawrinka in AntwerpAlso see:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow ATP tour Andy Murray edges past Stan Wawrinka to win his 1st ATP tour title in over 2 yearsAndy Murray rallied to beat fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the European Open final on Sunday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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