It’s been nearly 2 1/2 hours of high-level tennis as Andy Murray has just advanced into the men’s Sydney Tennis Classic final v American Reilly Opelka, he may have fallen just short during the opening set tiebreaker but bounced back since then with the 2nd and 3rd set win.
He will now either face Russia’s Aslan Karatsev or fellow Briton Daniel Evans, if Evans win then it will be an all-British showdown for this tournament’s trophy tomorrow night at Ken Rosewall Arena.
Score: 7-6 via 8-6 tiebreaker to Opelka, 4-6 & 4-6 to Murray.
Murray deserved that win here he battled so hard against the 4th seed American having narrowly lost the first set, he persisted in his fight though that went all the way which is by no means an easy task & overtook Opelka for the lead before the Scot touched the home base ahead of him first.
And Opelka would be disappointed with the semi-final loss against a past Grand Slam and Olympic winner like Murray, he didn’t take him lightly or give a free pass that reflected his brilliant start. However, he just couldn’t find the execution when Opelka was held back by Murray since then and that drop of momentum while trying to remain in contention eventually cost him in the end.