British tennis player Andy Murray qualified for the ATP 250 final in Stuttgart by beating Nick Kyrgios 7-6(5), 6-2 in one hour and 33 minutes.
One of the big matches of the day in the world of tennis. All tennis fans were there to watch this second semi-final of the ATP 250 in Stuttgart with these two players. It could easily be the final but since they were playing in the same part of the table and also without being seeded, they measured themselves in this penultimate phase. They were meeting for the ninth time in a draw and it was the seventh time Murray had managed to defeat Kyrgios. Curiously, their last three clashes have been on grass. At Wimbledon 2016 the Scot won and at Queen’s 2018 the victory went to Nick.
New ending for Murray
Two tennis players who know how to take advantage of their turns of service and who have taken advantage of them. They are very good on this surface and knew how to take turns. The first moment to step up when Andy served with the electronics tied at 3-3. The Aussie tried but the Brits added the situation so they could continue in the fight, being aware that a break of serve in a feature match meant practically losing the set. Later, in the following match, and after changing sides and with new balls, it was Kyrgios who faltered with the serve giving a break point but saved it.
They achieved sudden death upon reaching the one hour duel. Murray got the mini break, but Kyrgios got it back straight away. It was very difficult for the tie to break. At 4-6, another mini-break, and Murray had that saved ball. The Australian saved the first, but ended up taking it with his serve.
Winning that first set was crucial as Murray did his homework at the start of the next set as he retired at 4-1 and served with Kyrgios well out of the set. He broke rackets and got very frustrated with the situation. In addition, he was penalized an entire match, when he received this first break from the second for unsportsmanlike conduct. It looked like the tournament was coming to an end for the current world No.78. Murray continued to make the difference and reached the final after beating Kyrgios at ATP 250 in Stuttgart. This is the second fight for the scepter he will play this 2022 after having done so at the start of the year. In Sydney. Very round tournament winning important tennis players and without having lost a partial.
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