Andy Murray Makes Surbiton Trophy Semi-Finals after Beating Jason Kubler
In a stunning comeback, Britain’s three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray defeated Jason Kubler in the Surbiton Trophy quarter-finals. The match ended with a scoreline of 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4. The victory sets up an exciting semi-final clash between Murray and Jordan Thompson of Australia.
Murray is seeded second in the tournament and is now the only remaining seeded player left in Surrey. He skipped this year’s French Open to focus on the grass-court season leading up to next month’s Wimbledon Championships. Speaking about his win against Kubler, he said,
“I knew it was going to be hard,” said Murray. “He played well and has a lot of variety in his game and was one of the best juniors in the world but has had some problems with injuries.”
The windy conditions made it difficult for both players at times during their encounter, but Murray held his own when it mattered most.
Boulter Becomes New British Number One After Victory Over Golubic
Katie Boulter added another feather to her cap by defeating Viktorija Golubic from Switzerland at Surbiton Trophy women’s competition quarter-finals.
Boulter won comfortably by breaking Golubic serve twice each set as she triumphed over her opponent with scores reading out as7-5 and 6-2. The win also means that Boulter will become the new British number one if she manages to reach the final.
Three of the four semi-finalists at Surbiton Trophy women’s competition are from Britain, with Katie Boulter, Yanina Wickmayer and Katie Swan all progressing after their quarter-finals victories.
British player Katie Swan fought back from a set down to eliminate top seed Tatjana Maria of Germany in a thrilling encounter which ended with scores reading out as 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4. She now faces Yuriko Lily Miyazaki in an all-British semifinal clash.
The second semi-final match will see Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer take on Britain’s new number one Katie Boulter.
Murray Aims to Win First Title Since Hip Surgery
Andy Murray is hoping for success at this year’s Surbiton Trophy tournament as he continues his comeback following hip surgery last year. He believes that winning this title would be “great progress” and give him confidence going into Wimbledon Championships next month.
“Most of the tournaments you play on tour are in purpose-built facilities whereas coming here, you all love tennis and are probably members, so it’s always nice to play at clubs like this,” said Murray about playing at Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club.
If he can maintain his current form throughout the rest of the tournament then there is no reason why Andy Murray cannot lift his first trophy since his return from injury. With the likes of Jordan Thompson and other talented players still in contention, Murray will have to be at his best to come out on top.
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