ANTWERP, Belgium — Andy Murray has received his first ATP tour remaining since having hip surgical procedure in January for an harm that left him considering retirement at one level.
Murray rallied to beat his fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, Three-6, 6-Four, 6-Four, within the European Open remaining on Sunday.
“This is one of the biggest wins that I’ve had after everything so I’m very proud,” Murray stated.
It was the 32-year-old’s first ATP tour remaining since March 2017.
After present process hip resurfacing surgical procedure, the British participant returned to the court docket in June enjoying doubles — together with at Wimbledon — earlier than transferring again to singles in August.
The 34-year-old Wawrinka was on the lookout for his first ATP title for the reason that 2017 Geneva Open.
The essential break of serve within the first set got here within the second recreation, with Murray saving two break factors however not a 3rd, and his Swiss opponent served it out, 6-Three.
Murray seemed in serious trouble when Wawrinka broke once more within the third recreation of the second set, and needed to save extra break factors to keep away from dropping a fourth recreation in a row.
But, having dug in, he acquired his reward as Wawrinka’s serve faltered, and Murray broke again to Three-Three.
Wawrinka had two extra probabilities at Four-Four however once more Murray fought off the hazard after which took his first set level to clinch, 6-Four, and stage the match.
Wawrinka stepped up once more early within the third set and was twice a break forward however as soon as extra Murray dug in, hitting again instantly each occasions.
Murray saved two extra break factors at Four-Four to go away Wawrinka serving to remain within the match. When Wawrinka blazed a forehand properly off-target on Murray’s first match level, the previous top-ranked Murray celebrated a outstanding comeback.