Sign up
news article img


Andy Murray Wins First Title Since 2019 in Aix-en-Provence

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Andy Murray lift a major trophy, but the wait is finally over. The two-time Olympic champion came out victorious at the ATP Challenger event in Aix-en-Provence, winning his first title in nearly four years. Tommy Paul entered this tournament as the first seed, but he couldn’t stand his ground to Murray. He defeated him 2-6 6-1 6-2 to lift his first trophy since winning in Antwerp in 2019. This is also his first title on clay since 2016 when he defeated Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open in Rome. Murray admitted that he’s been struggling with his game in the past 18 months, but his team has been supporting him every step of the way. He also thanked his fans for being by his side throughout the ATP Challenger and giving him a push in the right direction. “The atmosphere from the very first match right to the end was incredible. It’s so important for these tournaments to have the support of the local community and you guys came out even before the tournament started,” said Murray post-match. Murray wasn’t as lucky in Monte Carlo and Madrid and exited these clay tournaments in the first round. He took a late wildcard entry in Aix-en-Provence to get more action on clay as he prepares for the French Open.