Former world number one Andy Murray defeated three-set win over Romania’s Marius Copil in Antwerp on Friday and reached his first semi-final since the 2017 French Open.
The 32-year-old British star, steadily rebuilding his career after major hip surgery earlier this year, defeated qualifier Copil 6-3, 6-7 (7/9), 6-4. Murray, now ranked a lowly 243 in the world, had the chance to wrap up the quarter-final when he had a match point in the second set tiebreak.
He goes on to face either Argentine fifth seed Guido Pella or Ugo Humbert of France for a place in Sunday´s final. Italian teenager Jannik Sinner became the youngest ATP semi-finalist in five years when he defeated Frances Tiafoe of the United States 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Sinner, 18, is the youngest to make the last four on tour since 17-year-old Borna Coric at Basel in 2014.