Andy Murray tapped into his former self on Friday as he beat top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to make it through to the semis.
The 2022 Stuttgart Open has been an absolute treat of high quality grass-court tennis and with the semi-finals around the corner, things can only get better. Former world no. 1 Andy Murray tapped into his former self on Friday as he beat top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to make it through after what was an absolute classic Murray performance. He will face Nick Kyrgios in the semis for a chance in the final of the ATP competition. Kyrgios had beaten Marton Fucsovics in the quarters. In the other match, second seed Matteo Berrettini will go up against home favourite Oscar Otte. The Italian beat compatriot Lorenzo Sonego in the quarters and Otte was handed a walkover win over an injured Benjamin Bonzi.
Andy Murray beat World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6(4), 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the BOSS OPEN in Stuttgart on Friday, his first Top 5 triumph since 2016. Throughout the one-hour, 40-minute match, the former World No. 1 displayed his grass-court heritage, using his backhand slice to keep the ball low while moving inside the baseline to efficiently close points at the net. “It was an amazing atmosphere,” Murray said in his on-court interview. “Almost full crowd. Beautiful weather today, really nice conditions to play tennis… I thought I did well. He served unbelievably in the first set. I felt like I had very few chances, but when he was creating chances on my serve, I stayed strong. I played a really solid tie-break and in the second set, once I was in the rallies, I felt like I was dictating a lot of the points. It was a good performance.”
Matteo Berrettini’s comeback to the Tour gained momentum on Friday when he defeated countryman Lorenzo Sonego 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to his second semi-final of the season at the BOSS OPEN in Stuttgart. The World No. 10 is competing for the first time since undergoing a minor right-hand procedure in March. Despite missing three months, the 26-year-old has rapidly regained his form in an event which he won in his lone previous appearance in 2019. “It was a really tough match,” Berrettini said in his on-court interview. “Lorenzo was playing really well. I wasn’t feeling that comfortable but it is normal. I haven’t played for three months and it isn’t easy to come back. The crowd helped me and my team is always here. I am happy with the win.”
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