Full Highlights: Murray defeats Wawrinka, 2019 Antwerp Final
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Murray talks about this title
Tears of joy
In tears at the end
These are the stories that make tennis so special. Nine months ago, everyone thought Murray would be hanging up the racquet.

How many hours of suffering, tears, rehab and practice?

Stay here with us. We will have some of Murray's quotes after this astonishing career comeback.
Earlier in the year, we didn’t know if Murray was going to play tennis again and now he has a title in 2019!
Andy Murray is a champion once again. Extraordinary. Edges out Stan Wawrinka 6-4 in the decider to win the European Open.

 

GAME, SET AND MATCH: MURRAY!
Unbeliavable comeback from Andy Murray. He has done it again. When nobody thought he would be able to come back, he wins an ATP Title!
Third deuce.
DEUCE. This can be the match for Murray.
Murray 5-4 Wawrinka
Wawrinka doesn't take advantage of two break points. Murray holds after an official review.
DEUCE. Murray saves 2 breakpoints.
0-30. Murray is in trouble and Wawrinka keeps putting pressure.
Murray 4-4 Wawrinka
Wawrinka finally gets to hold his serve. 4-4 in the third set.
Murray 4-3 Wawrinka
Murray with the fist pump.

Tennis experts say that when two players can't hold serve, it is poor tennis. I can't deny that fact today, but the fans are loving it.

Murray (breaks) 3-3 Wawrinka
No words to describe what we are witnessing today. This is FOUR breaks in a row. What a final!
Murray 2-3 (breaks) Wawrinka
What on earth is happening today? A third break in a row gives Wawrinka the lead.
Murray (breaks) 2-2 Wawrinka
Murray gets the break back! Wawrinka played a loose service game.
Murray 1-2 Wawrinka
Ace. Wawrinka takes a break point away.
Murray 1-2 Wawrinka
30-15. Murray starting to make more unforced errors off the backhand side.
Murray 1-2 (break) Wawrinka
There is NO way. Off a first serve return, Wawrinka gets the line and the break.
Murray 1-1 Wawrinka
The Swiss says I am still here. What a final set fans will have.
Murray 1-0 Wawrinka
The momentum has switched 100%. Murray is rolling.
Andy Murray. Sensational. Coming back from surgery and challenging at this level vs Wawrinka so quickly is beyond belief.

 

MURRAY 6-4!
Outstanding return from the Scottish and what a way to come back from almost two breaks down!

We are going to a third set here at Antwerp.

Murray 4-5 Wawrinka
Big passing shot. 30-40.

Break point.

Murray 4-5 Wawrinka
Unforced error Murray. 30-30.
Murray 4-5 Wawrinka
ACE. 15-30.
Murray 4-5 (break) Wawrinka
An unforced forehand error seals the break for Wawrinka. He will serve for the title!
Murray 4-4 Wawrinka
Finally, Wawrinka puts himself on the scoreboard again.
Average 2nd Serve return hit points

Murray 4-3 Wawrinka
The Scottish under control of the second set. This is the beauty of tennis.
Wawrinka is completely unfocused. Backhand shank that shows how the match changed in a matter of two games.
Murray (break) 3-3 Wawrinka
Indeed. The match turned around. Murray gets back on track after breaking back.
Murray smelled blood and hesitation. The match is turning upside down.
Murray 2-3 Wawrinka
Wawrinka wastes two break points and Murray is holding on for life.
Murray 1-3 Wawrinka
One-two-three-four. Straight points to put himself closer to the title.
Murray 2-1 (break) Wawrinka
Wawrinka outplayed Murray and gets the second break of the match. The Swiss is on route to the title.
Analysis
Wawrinka's crosscourt angled backhand is making the difference today. With that shot, he opens up the whole court and can use his forehand-hammer to earn points.
Murray 1-1 Wawrinka
Not an easy hold for Stan-the-Man. Murray is adjusting his game tactically.
Both players seem tired and are trying to grab the net as quick as possible. We are seeing many short points.
Murray 1-0 Wawrinka
Murray starts off the right foot to try make it to a third set.
WAWRINKA 6-3
Magnificent serving to win the first set. Wawrinka is performing at a higher level than Murray.
Murray 3-5 Wawrinka
The pressure to close down the first set is on Wawrinka's racquet.
Murray 2-4 Wawrinka
Murray holds at 40-0. Solid game for the Scottish.
Rewatch this beauty
Murray 1-4 Wawrinka
Wawrinka dictating with the serve and forehand. He is two games away from getting the first set.
Murray 1-3 Wawrinka
Easy hold for the Scottish. Time to put pressure once again on Wawrinka's serve.
Murray 0-3 Wawrinka
Wawrinka confirms the early break after facing 2 BP's. The Swiss is rolling on this first set.
Wawrinka saves a second break point with a well constructed play.
Murray with an easy second serve return mistake. Wastes a break opportunity.
Murray 0-2 Wawrinka
Marvelous backhand down the line. Wawrinka again with his trademark shot to put the score 30-all.
Murray 0-2 (break) Wawrinka
Spectacular crosscourt forehand by Stan-man to get an early break.
Murray 0-1 Wawrinka
Intense first service game for Murray. The former Wimbledon champ goes 30-all.
Set 1: Murray 0-1 Wawrinka
Solid first service game for Wawrinka with 3 aces.
Match starts
Stan Wawrinka to serve. The game has started!
Warmup begins
Everything is set for this titans clash. The regulatory 5 minute warmup is underway.
Crowd is roaring in Atwerp. What an amazing atmosphere to receive both tennis stars.
This is about to start!
Players are walking to the Lotto arena court.
Murray and Wawrinka face each other in the championship match of an ATP Tour event for the first time since ATP Doha 2008, when Murray prevailed in three sets to lift the fourth Tour title of his career (has added 41 titles to his tally since then).

 

€635,750 is the event's prize money.

Total financial commitment: €711,275

Today will be Murray's first appearance in a final since the Dubai Championships in March 2017.

This will be a huge test for him as he continues his singles comeback.

The 2019 European Open has a doubles champions! German team Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz defeated Ram/Salisbury to earn its third title of the season.
Sold out
It couldn't be other way. The Antwerp organization announced that every single ticket out of the 4,500 available at the Lotto Arena is sold out.
Odds
Stanislas Wawrinka has won 7 of his last 8 main draw matches and is the favorite with a 62.5% chance of beating Andy Murray.
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Wawrinka's road to the final
On the other hand, Stan Wawrinka defeated Janick Sinner 6-3 6-2 securing his spot in today's final. The Switzerland native hadn't competed since the US Open.

"The most important thing is the way I am playing, the way I am moving and the way I am feeling on the court. It has been great.”

 
Murray's road to the final
“I did very well to turn that match around today. It was tough," said Murray after beating Ugo Humbert 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in semifinals. "He was playing huge from the back of the court… It was tricky today but I am obviously happy to be back in a final.”

 
Andy Murray is into his first ATP final since March 2017. This Sunday, an old rivalry will resurface when he faces vintage foe Stanislas Wawrinka.
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