Reporter Kim Dong-chan = Andy Murray (70th, England) overcame the match point crisis five times and reached the singles final of the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour Qatar Exxon Mobile Open (total prize money 1,377,025 dollars) .
In the semifinals of the singles on the 5th day of the tournament held in Doha, Qatar on the 24th (local time), Murray defeated Jirzy Rehecka (52nd place, Czech Republic) 2-1 (6-0 3-6 7-6<8) after 2 hours and 30 minutes. -6>) to subdue.
Murray, who reached the singles final of the tour tournament eight months after finishing runner-up at the Stuttgart Open in June of last year, will face off with Danil Medvedev (8th place, Russia) on the 25th for the championship.
Murray recently won the singles tour event three years and four months ago at the Belgian European Open in October 2019.
Murray overcame two match point crises in his sub game, where the game score was 3-5 in the 3rd set that day.
A match point refers to a situation in which the player who caught the match point can end the match as long as he or she scores one more point.
In particular, Murray was behind by a score of 4-5 in the 3rd set and 40-0 in the opponent’s sub game, so the defeat was dark, but after winning 3 points and making a deuce, he finally succeeded in breaking. 안전놀이터
Murray won 2-1 (7-6<7-5> 2-6 7-5) against Alexander Zverev (16th, Germany) in the second round of this tournament after a close match that lasted for more than 3 hours. Won all matches in 3 sets.
Murray, a 36-year-old veteran, is a player who won the 2012 US Open and the 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon men’s singles.
He rose to No. 1 in the world rankings and was called the “Big Four” of men’s tennis along with Roger Federer (retired Switzerland), Rafael Nadal (6th place Spain) and Novak Djokovic (1st place Serbia).
However, chronic back and hip injuries forced him to the brink of retirement in 2019, and he struggled, dropping to the top 500 in the world rankings.
Murray, who has been on the operating table twice and continues his career as a player, is reborn as an ‘indomitable byword’ by winning both the first and second rounds 3-2 at the Australian Open in January this year.
The Australian Open 2nd round match against Seo Nashi Kokinakis (Australia) took 5 hours and 45 minutes, 3-2 (4-6 6-7<4-7> 7-6<7-5> 6-3 7-5 ), but the game ended after 4 am local time in Australia.
He also overturned 3-2 11 times when he was trailing 0-2, and holds the record for the most among active players.
“Today’s match is one of the most dramatic come-from-behind victories of my life,” said Murray after beating Lehechka.
Murray escaped all eight match point crises in this tournament alone.