Sport: MIKE DICKSON: Andy Murray is no normal athlete... his remarkable comeback to win the European Open will rank alongside his best victories - - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

Sport MIKE DICKSON: Andy Murray is no normal athlete... his remarkable comeback to win the European Open will rank alongside his best victories

11:20  21 october  2019
11:20  21 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Murray topples Wawrinka to claim fairy-tale European Open victory

  Murray topples Wawrinka to claim fairy-tale European Open victory Andy Murray had surpassed expectations by reaching the European Open final, but went one better with a famous win against Stan Wawrinka. © John Thys/Belga/AFP via Getty Images © 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.

no normal athlete his remarkable comeback to win the European Open will rank alongside It's too early to say if Andy Murray will challenge for slams but he is on track After what he has endured, European title will be seen as one his best feats Coming back to win it from a barely standing start six months ago will rank alongside all of his

MIKE DICKSON : Andy Murray is no normal athlete his remarkable comeback to win the European Open will rank alongside Andy Murray has been putting his hip and overall fitness to the test in last month. Scot overcame Pablo Cuevas 6-4, 6-3 to reach quarter-finals of European Open .

  MIKE DICKSON: Andy Murray is no normal athlete... his remarkable comeback to win the European Open will rank alongside his best victories © Francisco Seco/AP Photo

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

Having witnessed Andy Murray emerge from a Scottish backwater to break the mould of underachieving British tennis I should have known better. 

Having seen him break countless opponents over the years by sheer force of will I should have realised that, when his face creased into tears during that famous press conference at the Australian Open, he was not entirely finished, even though he suggested so himself. 

Andy Murray holding his hand up: Andy Murray defied expectations to bounce back and secure glory at the European Open © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Andy Murray defied expectations to bounce back and secure glory at the European Open His career has been peppered by reminders that this is no normal athlete, one who forced their way into the conversation with Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. 

From retirement fears in Melbourne to glory in Antwerp – Andy Murray's emotional 2019 timeline

  From retirement fears in Melbourne to glory in Antwerp – Andy Murray's emotional 2019 timeline From the fear of retirement to the joy of an ATP Tour title, it has been a year of highs and lows for Andy Murray.The three-time grand slam winner overcame Stan Wawrinka in three topsy-turvy sets to win a first ATP Tour title since 2017.

MIKE DICKSON : Andy Murray is no normal athlete his remarkable comeback to win the European Open will rank alongside his best Woods says he is no longer in pain following his two months on the sidelines. Woods plays Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama in Tokyo

MIKE DICKSON : Andy Murray is no normal athlete his remarkable comeback to win the European Open will rank alongside Andy Murray is back in an ATP final just NINE MONTHS after his emotional farewell to tennis due to hip injury Scot beat Ugo Hembert and looks in top form.

So when American doubles player Bob Bryan returned after having his hip resurfaced I should have been more open to the chance that it would be Murray showing that a singles player could also mount a serious comeback after the same procedure, something never done in tennis before. 

Sometimes in life you are happily proved wrong. The European Open is not Wimbledon, the US Open or the Davis Cup final, but it features excellent players. 

Coming back to win it from a barely standing start six months ago will rank alongside all of his more obvious feats. 

Murray to play Davis Cup finals

  Murray to play Davis Cup finals Andy Murray has been named in Great Britain's Davis Cup squad for next month's finals in Madrid.The Scot, who has not represented the team since 2016, won his first singles title in two years on Sunday by beating Stan Wawrinka at the European Open.

MIKE DICKSON : Andy Murray is no normal athlete his remarkable comeback to win the European Open will rank alongside more obvious feats. We want the supporters to be in a really good atmosphere and the only way to do that is to win . That's our objective in our next home game.'

MIKE DICKSON : Andy Murray is no normal athlete his remarkable comeback to win the Vichai had guided Leicester to their remarkable title victory in 2016 under Claudio Ranieri. ‘He was close to many people at the club and the players had a real affinity with him and still do.’

Andy Murray holding a racket on a court: Murray still has worked to do to get back to the top but he has made extraordinary progress © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Murray still has worked to do to get back to the top but he has made extraordinary progress It is too early to say whether he can ultimately challenge for the biggest prizes in a hugely physical sport that requires a man to win seven times in a fortnight over best of five sets. 

Yet what seemed an absurd proposition only a matter of weeks ago suddenly looks less fanciful. And this time I will be reserving judgement.   

MSN UK is committed to Empowering the Planet and taking urgent action to protect our environment. We’re supporting Friends of the Earth to help solve the climate crisis, please give generously here or find out more about our campaign here.

Slideshow: The greatest Wimbledon men's singles finals of all time (ReadSport)

Julia Lemigova, Rod Laver are posing for a picture: The greatest Wimbledon Men's singles finals of all time

Djokovic hopes Murray's resurgence continues in 2020 .
Andy Murray fully deserves his success in 2019, says Novak Djokovic, who is hopeful the former world number one can return to his best.Murray looked set to retire after his elimination from the Australian Open but has instead staged an incredible comeback from hip surgery over the course of the season.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!