Andy Murray has reached the final of an ATP tournament on Saturday for the first time since March 2017. The 32-year-old British was too strong for Ugo Humbert in the half final battle in Antwerp.
Murray won in three sets (3-6, 7-5 and 6-2) against the French number seventy in the world. In the final battle in the Belgian city, triple Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka is the opponent.
Murray also won three Grand Slam tournaments and was the number one in the world for 41 weeks. Due to a lingering hip injury, his career almost seemed to be over, but now there is another ATP title in Antwerp.
The last time Wawrinka was in an ATP final was at the ABN Amro tournament in Rotterdam early this year and then he lost to Gaël Monfils. The Swiss number eighteen of the world ranking, which is two years older than Murray, won convincingly (6-3 and 6-2) in Antwerp against Italian Jannik Sinner on Saturday.
Murray's last title was in Dubai
Murray's previous ATP final was two and a half years ago in Dubai, where he also won the title. After a major hip operation, he won his first single game at ATP level in 2019 in Zhuhai, China last month.
Murray then also made the quarterfinals in Beijing and can ensure that he closes the calendar year with a tournament victory on Sunday. The final between Murray and Wawrinka starts at 4 p.m.