All of this seemed impossible a few years ago, especially when he decided to quit tennis at the 2019 Australian Open due to damn injuries. Nevertheless, Andy Murray (143rd) rose from the ashes and he showed again what it is made of. In Stockholm, the British defeated Jannik Sinner (10th) 7-6 (4) and 6-3 to advance, again, to the quarterfinals in an ATP tournament.
Neither the metal hip, nor the inevitable passage of time can contain the magic of the Scot, which day by day continues to surprise and harvest formidable performances at 34 years of age. After overcoming the first instance in the Swedish ATP 250 (he beat Viktor Durasovic), Murray met the Italian jewel, one of the best players of the season, who was left out of the Turin Masters by just a few points.
Far from out of tune, the Glasgow-born played a sensational match and recalled his best times, back in 2016, when he conquered Wimbledon and led the ATP rankings. Thus, with all the shots synchronized, he beat the Italian and consummated his second victory against tennis players ‘Top Ten’ In the season: before, in Vienna, he eliminated Hubert Hurkacz by 6-4, 6-7 and 6-3.
In this way, after two hours and fourteen minutes of play, Murray sealed his qualification to the quarterfinals for the second time in the last two years, recalling that his last assistance in this phase occurred in Metz this season (lost to Hurkacz).
He will continue his way to the title facing the American Tommy Paul (52nd), who edged out compatriot Taylor Fritz.