Andy Murray’s run in Stuttgart ends as runner-up
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Andy Murray finished runner-up at the Stuttgart Open closing out an impressive after losing 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 to 2021 cinch Championships title winner and Wimbledon runner-up, Matteo Berrettini.
Playing in his 70th ATP final and his first on grass since he won Wimbledon in 2016 Murray came back from a set down to level the scores, but an injury scare in the third prevented him from completing his comeback.
His strong performances this week will see Murray rise up to up to 47 in the live ATP rankings. It’s the first time Murray has been inside the top 50 since March 2018.
Murray and Berrettini could face each other again next week is they both come through the opening round of the cinch Championships.
In a week of new milestones for the Brit – Murray defeated his first top 5 opponent in six years in a straight sets victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas.
He then battled on to take down a familiar rival in Nick Kyrgios 7-6(5), 6-2 to reach his second final of the season without dropping a set all week.
Murray showed moments of brilliance in his semi-final run at the Surbiton Trophy last week, but this week’s performance sets him in excellent stead with the cinch Championships and Wimbledon still to come in the next few weeks. A five-time singles champion at The Queen’s Club and a two-time Wimbledon title holder, Murray will be a force to be reckoned with in London this summer.