Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios both, and in the demi-finale of Stuttgart. The British will challenge Italian player Matteo Berrettini for the title.
Andy Murray, a former world number one, is back: he qualified on Saturday for the final of the Stuttgart grass tournament, after a semi-final marked by anti-sporting behavior from son opponent Nick Kyrgios, battu 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
Currently 68th in the World Cup, Scotland will meet Italy’s Matteo Berrettini (10th) on Sunday, who eliminated Germany’s Oscar Otte (61st) 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5).
The match between Murray and Kyrgios was passionate for a little over an hour, during a first set, where the Australians were very strong on their own service games, while the British had to fight to gain the senses.
Murray managed to cross, to reach the tie-break. He then killed his opponent to seal the first half 7-6 (7-5).
Then Kyrgios lost his cold blood early in the second half. He dropped his racket and had a lively verbal exchange with a group of spectators, which cost him first to be penalized at one point, and then finally at a game by the referee.
From there, the Australian fantasy visibly loosened the match, much to the dismay of a large crowd.
“The second set wasn’t very fun to play, to be honest, it wasn’t very controversial.”a reconnu Murray, “It wasn’t really a match anymore.”
“The first set was tough, and it was the end of the first set that was the crucial moment of the game.”analyzed Murray, 35, a three -time Grand Chelem winner in his career, a finalist in Sydney this year in January, but who has not won a circuit test since October 2019 in Antwerp.
Mukha to Berrettini, he will not be a favorite. “Berrettini is a great player on grass, he won the Queens tournament last year and was a finalist at Wimbledon,” recalled Murray, who will be playing for the 10th final on grass of his career.
The Italian resumed competition in Stuttgart after a three -month hiatus due to a right -handed operation. I have not won a tournament since Queens in June 2021.