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Murray advances to Quarter-Finals of Stockholm Open

Andy Murray defeated top seed Jannik Sinner to reach the quarter-finals of the Stockholm Open on Wednesday.

The British tennis star had lost a succession of close matches to top-20 players before defeating then world number 10 Hubert Hurkacz in Vienna a fortnight ago.

Sinner is the same ranking and one of the hottest young prospects in the game but Murray produced a clean and impressive display, breaking his 20-year-old opponent twice in the second set on the way to a 7-6 (4) 6-3 triumph.

Speaking on court, the 34-year-old said: “It was a very tough match. He hits the ball huge from the back of the court so a lot of long rallies and a lot of running but it’s probably my best win this season. I want to keep it going now.”

Murray took his first set point having saved the only break point of a long opener. He then broke Sinner, who narrowly missed out on a place in next week’s ATP Finals, to lead 2-1 in the second and maintained the pressure on his young opponent until the finish.

This will be only Murray’s second ATP Tour quarter-final in the last two years and victory over

American Tommy Paul would put him through to the last four at this level for the first time since his title in Antwerp in 2019.

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