Andy Murray beats Stefanos Tsitsipas at Boss Open in Stuttgart

Murray defeated the world number five in straight sets.

Andy Murray beats Stefanos Tsitsipas at Boss Open in Stuttgart Getty Images

Andy Murray has enjoyed his biggest win by rankings since 2016 with a straight sets victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Murray beat the Greek player 7-6 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Boss Open in Stuttgart, his first victory over a top five player since beating Novak Djokovic in London six years ago.

The Scot will now go on to play Nick Kyrgios or Marton Fucsovic in the semi-finals.

Murray had only played Tsitsipas once before, when the pair met at the US Open in 2021. After leading 2-1, Murray lost in five sets but only after Tsitsipas had taken an eight-minute toilet break, much to his opponent’s annoyance.

This time, neither had to endure a long wait, with the contest over relatively quickly. The first set went to a tie-break with Murray breaking first and then drawing a long lob from Tsitsipas to take the lead.

A strong service game from the Scot underpinned his success in the second, with Murray getting the break at 3-2 and then staying on top to wrap up a 7-6 6-3 win.

Murray said in his on-court interview: “It was an amazing atmosphere. Almost full crowd. Beautiful weather today, really nice conditions to play tennis. I thought I did well. He served unbelievably in the first set.

“I felt like I had very few chances, but when he was creating chances on my serve, I stayed strong.

“I played a really solid tie-break and in the second set, once I was in the rallies, I felt like I was dictating a lot of the points. It was a good performance.” 

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