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Sport Murray topples Wawrinka to claim fairy-tale European Open victory

20:25  20 october  2019
20:25  20 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Murray v Wawrinka in Antwerp. Murray 's first ATP final for two years. Briton had career-saving hip surgery in January. A knee injury disrupted his 2017 and 2018 seasons but he has enjoyed more success in 2019, including knocking out defending champion Novak Djokovic at the US Open .

Andy Murray beat Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the European Open final in Antwerp, his first ATP Tour title since 2017. Murray looked in deep trouble when Wawrinka broke again in the third game of the second Andy Murray tearful as he revels in European Open final victory over Stan Wawrinka .

Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka in the European Open final © Getty Images Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka in the European Open final

Andy Murray claimed a fairy-tale victory as he rallied to beat Stan Wawrinka in the final of the European Open.

  Murray topples Wawrinka to claim fairy-tale European Open victory © John Thys/Belga/AFP via Getty Images   Murray topples Wawrinka to claim fairy-tale European Open victory © John Thys/Belga/AFP via Getty Images He sealed his first ATP Tour crown since March 2017 by coming from behind to win a battle lasting two hours and 27 minutes 3-6 6-4 6-4 in Antwerp.

Murray's victory on Sunday capped a remarkable week as he claimed a title in the same year his career had been thrown into major doubt when he underwent hip resurfacing surgery after the Australian Open.

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British tennis ace Andy Murray beat Swiss star Stan Wawrinka in the final of the European Open to claim his first ATP title since returning from hip surgery. The European Open , which was played in Antwerp, Belgium, was just the seventh event for Murray who sat out a major part of the season.

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It had looked like he would fall to convincing loss when he dropped serve in the second set and Wawrinka – whose wait for a first title since May 2017 goes on – had two chances to go a double break in front.

But Murray showed his trademark grit to record a tournament win which, while being at ATP 250 level, will undoubtedly go down as one of the sweetest in his storied career.

  Murray topples Wawrinka to claim fairy-tale European Open victory © John Thys/Belga/AFP via Getty Images   Murray topples Wawrinka to claim fairy-tale European Open victory © John Thys/Belga/AFP via Getty Images

Murray put his hands to his head in disbelief after sealing victory and broke down in tears as he acknowledged the crowd and took his seat before getting his hands on the trophy.

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