Andy Murray Straight to Stockholm Open quarter-finals with win over Jannik Sinner

Andy Murray beats Jannik Sinner to reach the Stockholm Open quarter-final.

Murray was fired up and focused against the 20-year-old Italian world number 10 in a 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 win that was one of his finest since his comeback from two hip surgeries.

Murray will face American Tommy Paul for a place in the semi-finals.

“Now I’m in the quarters, I want to have a deep run here,” he said.

Speaking in his courtside interview, a delighted Murray added: “I want to keep it going now.”

“If I want to move back up the rankings and have good runs in tournaments again, I need to win these matches,” he said.

“I’ve played a lot of guys ranked between three, four in the world to 15, 16 and I have won a couple this year, but I have lost quite a few so it’s good to start to turn those matches around.”

To great applause, he added: “I think I still have a lot to offer. I am still able to compete and win matches against guys that are in the top 10 in the world and I’ve been competitive against guys that are three/four in the world.

“So, if my body stays good and I’m able to build some momentum at more tournaments and matches I believe I can get right up there again,”

If Murray beats his next opponent “Paul” , he would reach his first semi-final since winning the Antwerp title in 2019.