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

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 10/21/2019 3:28:25 PM


Antwerp , Oct 20 Andy 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.

 

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