Means a lot: Andy Murray on winning 1st ATP title since 2017

first_imgMeans a lot: Andy Murray on winning 1st ATP title since 2017Former World No. 1 Andy Murray defeated Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the European Open title in Antwerp — his first ATP title since recovering from a career-saving hip surgery. advertisement Indo-Asian News Service AntwerpOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 21, 2019 10:25 IST Andy Murray won the European Open on Sunday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray won his 1st ATP title since March 2017 on SundayMurray defeated Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp finalI didn’t expect to be in this position at all: MurrayFormer World No.1 Andy Murray, who claimed his first singles title at the European Open since undergoing hip surgery in January, described it as “one of the biggest” wins of his career.Murray on Sunday defeated Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 and immediately after that burst into tears.”It means a lot,” BBC Sport quoted Murray as saying. “The last few years have been extremely difficult. “I didn’t expect to be in this position at all. I’m happy, very happy.”The 2019 Australian Open appeared to be his last as he had revealed his retirement plans due to a troublesome hip problem.However, he underwent hip resurfacing surgery following the grand slam on January 28.What a player. What a champion.The winning moment for @andy_murray at the 2019 @EuroTennisOpen: @TennisTV Tour (@atptour) October 20, 2019On Sunday, the three-time Grand Slam champion needed two hours and 27 minutes to achieve what seemed to be the impossible, especially after his hard-fought wins over Marius Copil of Romania and France’s Ugo Humbert in the quarterfinals and semifinals.Last week, the Brit had admitted that when he lost in the third round of an ATP Challenger Tour event held in Mallorca during the US Open, he was a bit concerned with both his tennis and his physical conditioning.This is the first singles title for Murray, ranked No. 243 in the world, since he defeated Spain’s Fernando Verdasco to win the Dubai Championships in 2017.Also Read | Andy Murray edges past Stan Wawrinka to win his 1st ATP tour title in over 2 yearsAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow European OpenFollow AntwerpFollow Stan Wawrinka Nextlast_img

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