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Murray's remarkable comeback continues as he makes first ATP final since 2017

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British Andy Murray pictured in action during a game between Belgian Kimmer Coppejans and British Andy Murray, a men's singles first round match at the European Open ATP Antwerp tennis tournament, Tuesday 15 October 2019 in Antwerp. This year's edition of

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ByEurosport UK
19/10/2019 at 16:36 | Updated 19/10/2019 at 18:28

Andy Murray came back from a set down to beat Frenchman Ugo Humbert and reach the European Open final, as he continues his comeback from serious hip surgery.

This is the first ATP final Murray has made since he beat Fernando Verdasco in the Dubai tournament in March 2017.

The Scot beat the world No. 70 3-6 7-5 6-2 to set up a meeting with Stan Wawrinka.

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"It's been a long road to get back to this point," Murray told Amazon Prime.

"I certainly didn't expect it to come so soon since I started playing again.

"It's been a big surprise to me and I'm happy to be through to the final."

Highlights: Murray beats Humbert in three to reach Antwerp final

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Murray's singles career was in considerable doubt in January when he was effectively pronounced retired at the Australian Open, as his colleagues on the ATP tour congratulated him on a great career.

But the former world No. 1 underwent hip resurfacing surgery and his unlikely comeback appears to be gathering pace ahead of a likely return to Grand Slam action in Melbourne in January.

"Stan's a brilliant player. We've played against each other in some big matches in the past in big tournaments," Murray added.

"He's had his injury troubles as well the last couple of years and done great to get back to the top of the game."

Highlights: See how Murray reached first semi-final in over two years

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