Andy Murray through to Stuttgart final with straight sets victory over Nick Kyrgios | Tennis News

Andy Murray makes it through to first grass singles final since winning Wimbledon in 2016 after defeating Australian Nick Kyrgios; it was a milestone win for the Scot as he reaches a 70th career final and his 10th on grass, where he has an almost flawless record of 8-1 in finals

Last Updated: 11/06/22 4:42pm

Andy Murray followed up his excellent win against Stefanos Tsitsipas by defeating Nick Kyrgios to reach the final in Stuttgart

Andy Murray made it through to his first grass-court final in six years after defeating Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 in Stuttgart on Saturday.

Murray, who claimed his first victory over a top-five player for more than five years by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals, continued his stunning run in Germany by demonstrating his prowess on grass in defeating Australian Kyrgios.

The 35-year-old Scot will be aiming to clinch a ninth career title on grass when he takes on Matteo Berrettini in Sunday’s final after the Italian edged Germany’s Oscar Otte 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-5) to reach his first tour-level final of the season.

“I am really happy. Arriving at the tournament, that was the goal [to reach the final],” Berrettini said. “From thinking about it and actually making it is a big difference. I am happy I am here and have another chance to play another final after months without playing and after the first big surgery in my career.

“This means this is my level and I have proved once again I am comfortable at this level and on this surface. I really like it here at Stuttgart.”

Murray, currently the world No 68, will move up to No 47 in the ATP Live Rankings following his victory over Kyrgios.

The three-time Grand Slam winner also reached the championship match in Sydney in January, with his last tour-level title coming in 2019 in Antwerp.

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