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Andy Murray: Briton beats Stan Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery


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Andy Murray: Briton beats Stan Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery

The win gives Murray a 46th title of his career and first since March 2017Andy Murray broke down in tears after winning his first singles title since career-saving hip surgery by beating Stan Wawrinka at the European Open.The Briton, 32, launched a stunning comeback from a set and a break down to win 3-6 6-4…

Andy Murray: Briton beats Stan Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery

Andy Murray

The win gives Murray a 46th title of his career and first since March 2017

Andy Murray broke down in tears after winning his first singles title since career-saving hip surgery by beating Stan Wawrinka at the European Open.

The Briton, 32, launched a stunning comeback from a set and a break down to win 3-6 6-4 6-4 in Antwerp to take his first title for more than two years.

Murray had surgery in January and was playing in just his seventh tournament since returning to singles.

He described it as “one of the biggest” wins of his career.

“It means a lot,” the three-time Grand Slam champion said. “The last few years have been extremely difficult.

“I didn’t expect to be in this position at all. I’m happy, very happy.”

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Fellow Grand Slam champion Wawrinka, who has also had a number of recent injury issues, said: “To see you back at this level, it’s amazing.

“We’re all really happy. I’m sad I lost today but I’m really happy to see you back.”

‘Hip hip hurray’ – reaction

Former British number one Greg Rusedski: “Andy Murray has won his first ATP singles title with a metal hip. Incredible effort. What a competitor to win from a set and a break down against Stan the man. Who would have believed it. Amazing.”

Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain Leon Smith: “An astonishing effort Andy Murray. So so proud of you!!!!”

BBC North America editor Jon Sopel: “Best news of the day. Who’d have thought it? Andy your spirit and your fight are remarkable. Skill has never been in doubt.”

Former world number three Ivan Ljubicic: “Hip hip hurray Murray. Amazing stuff. Congrats to the whole team.”

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