Andy Murray wins the European Open to claim first ATP Tour title since hip surgery
28 October 2019
Three-time major champion Andy Murray defeated Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the Antwerp final on Sunday to win the 2019 European Open and claim his first ATP Tour title since undergoing a hip surgery.
The 32-year-old Murray, who was rebuilding his game after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery earlier this year, lifted the European Open trophy after a hard-fought victory over fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka that lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes.
The Scottish tennis ace was playing in his first tour-level final since undergoing a career-saving hip surgery in January. Sir Andy captured his first ATP title since winning the Dubai Championships in March 2017.
Former World Number 1 Andy Murray fought back from a set and 3-1 down against old rival Stan Wawrinka to claim his 46th ATP singles title of his career.
Murray became the second straight British champion of the European Open, after Kyle Edmund beat Frenchman Gael Monfils in last year’s final for his maiden ATP crown.
The Brit will now take a break until the Davis Cup in Madrid in late November as he heads home with his wife Kim who is about to give birth to their third child this month.
Former World Number 3 Stan Wawrinka, who underwent two left knee surgeries, was also hunting his first ATP title in over two years since the 2017 Geneva Open.