On Sunday at the European Open in a dramatic three-set final Andy Murray continued in style and beat three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, showing incredible return.
Now Murray ranked No. 243 in the world, after undergoing career-saving hip surgery in January he came back to singles action in August. He was looking to lift his first ATP trophy since winning the Dubai Championship tittle in March 2017, when he came back from a break down to take the match to a decider in the second set which shone through his grit.
Afterward Murray emotionally said that it means a lot. The last few years had been extremely difficult, both him and Stan had endure a lot of injury problems thoughout the last couple of years. It’s amazing being back in a final beating against Stan like that. It was such a great match. Stan was performing unbelievable. He didn’t expect to be in this position at all, and he was very, very happy.
Wawrinka was quickly called into action converting as the former world No. 1’s trademark resilience his third to race to a 2-0 lead as in the second game Murray was forced to save two break points.
The Swiss player was able to extend his lead although in the following game though Murray had his own break points.
As with the first set, Wawrinka found the line with a sharp backhand winner before he took a 2-1 lead and broke early in the second. In the very next game The two-time Wimbledon champion broke back so Wawrinka would come to rue his missed opportunity. He sent successive shots long past the baseline after being wasted two break points in Murray’s next service game, and the Scot had chance to claw his way back to deuce.
A lengthy rally failed to convert before Wawrinka sent a backhand into the net. He fought his way back into the match with Wawrinka after his first two break points, but Murray roar a trademark.