Murray set to take another championship

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Andy Murray looks to put another one in the bag as he defeated Ugo Humbert, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, on Saturday to reach the final of the European Open in Antwerp.

Former world champion Murray returned after a career-saving hip surgery in January. He played in singles action on the ATP Tour in August, looking forward to have another trophy since 2017.

Murray was pleased with his overall display after showing troublesome signs with his right elbow.

“It’s been a long road to get back to this point. I certainly didn’t expect it to come so soon since I started playing again,” Murray told Amazon Prime.

“It’s been a big surprise to me and I’m happy to be through to the final,” he added.

Standing in the former champion’s way is Swiss Stan Wawrinka, who eliminated Italian teenager Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-2 to advance in the title match.

Both players will be clashing for their first title since 2017 as the three-time major winner Wawrinka undergone surgery on his knee two years ago.

“It was actually my match with him at the French Open when my hip problems really started. It was a tough five-set match and my hip never really recovered from that, so it’s cool to be back playing against him in a final,” Murray said.