European Open final: Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka

Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreLive ReportingBy Amy LofthouseAll times stated are UKPost update*Wawrinka 2-0 MurrayRussell FullerBBC tennis correspondentWhatever happens today – Andy Murray is a long way ahead of schedule.To have reached a final in…

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By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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    *Wawrinka 2-0 Murray

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent

    Whatever happens today – Andy Murray is a long way ahead
    of schedule.

    To have reached a final in only the sixth ATP event of his
    comeback is remarkable; especially as this is his fourth week in a row on the
    road.

    But Wawrinka will provide a formidable final hurdle as
    he, too, seeks a first title since surgery which threatened to end his career.

  2. Wawrinka breaks

    *Wawrinka 2-0 Murray

    Oh!

    Andy Murray rushes up to the net, Stan Wawrinka aims a furious forehand past him – and Murray’s swish at the ball misses!

    The early break goes Stan’s way.

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    Wawrinka 1-0 Murray*

    Good defence from Murray, being pushed side to side but Wawrinka, but that’s a stonking drive dolley from the Swiss.

    Another break point for Murray to fend off…

  4. Murray saves another break point

    Wawrinka 1-0 Murray*

    And another good serve from Andy Murray saves it!

    Swinging, out wide, and Stan Wawrinka bunts it long.

    Back to deuce we go.

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    Wawrinka 1-0 Murray*

    Clever from Stan Wawrinka, slicing his way into the rally, and Andy Murray gets to a drop shot but he can’t stop Wawrinka patting away a winner.

    Break point number two.

  6. Murray saves break point

    Wawrinka 1-0 Murray*

    Lovely!

    Andy Murray serves and volleys, dispatching Stan Wawrinka’s return away from the net to drag things to deuce.

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    Wawrinka 1-0 Murray*

    Andy Murray is on the board in this service game with a swinging ace, before a cross-court backhand of his own gets things level at 30-30. Shot!

    Oh, ouch. Murray chunters as he double faults, and Stan Wawrinka has an early break point…

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    Wawrinka 1-0 Murray*

    Andy Murray wasn’t at his most fluent on serve yesterday – he’s been having a slight problem with a niggly right elbow.

    Some dogged Murray defence is undone by a gorgeous backhand down the line from Stan Wawrinka, and another peach of a forehand goes blasting past Murray.

    0-30…

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    Wawrinka v Murray

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    Wawrinka 1-0 Murray*

    The first point of the final goes Stan Wawrinka’s way, as Andy Murray smacks a service return long.

    Murray is on the board as Wawrinka’s forehand drifts long, but an ace hustles the Swiss along to 40-15, and Wawrinka smacks down another big serve to hold.

    * denotes next sever

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    *Wawrinka 0-0 Murray

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    Wawrinka v Murray

    Right, we ready?

    Stan Wawrinka will serve to get the final underway.

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    Wawrinka v Murray

    It was two years ago, in his French Open semi-final against Stan Wawrinka, that Andy Murray first felt that troublesome hip injury.

    Wawrinka came through that one 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 but the Swiss has had his own injury problems since.

    A knee injury disrupted his 2017 and 2018 seasons but he has enjoyed more success in 2019, including knocking out defending champion Novak Djokovic at the US Open.

    Murray and Wawrinka

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    Wawrinka v Murray

    Both Murray and Wawrinka were struggling with residual injuries when they last met at Eastbourne in 2018.

    Murray, playing in only his second competitive match since his first hip surgery, came through 6-1 6-3.

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    Video caption: Highlights: Andy Murray beats Stan Wawrinka in Eastbourne to win for first time in a year
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    Wawrinka v Murray

    This is the first time this pair have met in a final since Doha in 2008, where Andy Murray came through in three sets to claim the fourth title of his career.

    Murray has won just a casual 41 more since then, and both he and Stan Wawrinka have become three-time Grand Slam champions in the intervening 11 years.

    Crucially, they’ve both got better haircuts since then…

    Murray and Wawrinka

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    Wawrinka v Murray

  17. Head to head

    Wawrinka v Murray

    Muzza and Stan

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    Wawrinka v Murray

    Nine months ago we – sort of – said goodbye to this fella…

    Murray

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    …and now, Andy Murray and his new and improved hip, is into an ATP final against fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka.

    Murray

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    Shows what we all know, hey?

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