Murray To Battle Wawrinka For Antwerp Title
by Staff | October 20th, 2019, 12:00 am

Two surgically repaired veterans will tangle in the final in Antwerp Sunday. Following his hip replacement surgery almost nine months ago, Andy Murray has returned to an ATP final for the first time since his 2017 Dubai title.

The Scot will meet fellow 3-time Slam winner Stan Wawrinka. The Swiss will seek his first crown since 2017 Geneva. Murray leads their series 11-8.

“I think it will be a nice match to play,” said Murray. “Me and Stan have played a lot against each other.

“It is nice that we are both able to be back playing against each other in a final.”

Earlier today, Wawrinka got through to his final beating Italian teen Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-2.

“I am super happy,” said Wawrinka. “I didn’t play since the US Open, so to be in a final here after a month, is great for me. The most important is the way I am playing, the way I am moving and the way I am feeling on the court. It has been great.”

Murray advanced with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory over Ugo Humbert.

“I am obviously happy to be in the final,” said Murray. “I did very well to turn that match around today. It was tough. He was playing huge from the back of the court… It was tricky today but I am obviously happy to be back in a final.”

Thus far in the event, the 243rd-ranked Murray has not played a player in the Top 40, but that will change against the World No. 18 Wawrinka.

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12 Comments for Murray To Battle Wawrinka For Antwerp Title

Andy Mira Says:

I don’t mind Stan winning….but i’m all for Andy of coz!!…It would be amazing if Andy come out on top in this…C’mon Andy!!

Daniel Says:

Murray leading 3rd set now after multiple breaks exchange, 3-4 Wawa to serve. Go Murray!

j-kath Says:


Andy Mira Says:

Yesss!!…woohooo!!…Congrats Andy & fans!…U guys deserve this win!!…I knew it u will win again!…In fact i have this crazy gut feeling that he will win many more in the future.. including slam…Insyaallah!….

Thank u God for giving him back his health!…Wooohooo!!

RZ Says:

OMG how the heck did Andy pull that off? Fantastic! I hope there’s more of this to come.

Giles Says:

Oh good result. Hopefully we now have another potential challenger for joker

Alison Hodge Says:

congrats Andy and fans ….

Alison Hodge Says:

BTW Huge congrats to Mr and Mrs Nadal, AKA Rafa and Xisca, may they have a long and happy life together xx ….

j-kath Says:

Just searched some Rafa wedding photos – and they are both gorgeous and lovely – I wish them both whatever they wish for themselves and plus.

j-kath Says:

And Hip, Hip hurray Andy – rather like your headwear too.

Markus Says:

Just dropped in to say hello and congratulations to the Andy Murray supporters here. He did an admirable job. I would have said unexpected but that’s Andy, and he just showed his resilience and how much he truly loves the game. And with his newest kid about to be born, more well wishes and congratulations are in order.

j-kath Says:

As an Andy supporter – thanks for “dropping” in. Be interesting to see if Andy can continue to improve.

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