Andy Murray reached his first ATP Tour final since 2019 after a three set win over Reilly Opelka at the Sydney International.
The Scot, who won his last title in Antwerp more than two years ago, came from a set down to win the semi final 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 on 14 January.
Murray was frustrated with the start he had made against the 6ft 11in American big server before he found his rhythm in the returns and rallies.
He will now bid for a 47th career title against Russia’s Aslan Karatsev.
Who did Andy Murray face in the semi final?
Andy Murray took on and defeated Reilly Opelka at the Ken Rosewall Arena in the early hours of 14 January (GMT).
Opelka, 24, beat his fellow American Brandon Nakashima in today’s quarter-final bout.
What did Andy Murray say after his semi final success?
After reaching the first ATP Tour final in more than two years, Andy Murray had one thing in his sights.
Murray said: “It’s obviously great to be in another final. A tough match again. It was always going to be tight against him. There is not many chances either way usually.
“After losing the first set, it felt like quite a long way back but I stayed tight on my serve. I served well the last couple of sets and I think overall played a pretty smart match. It was a good win.
“It’s already been a great week for me. I’ll go for 47 tomorrow.”
How to watch Andy Murray in the Sydney final
UK viewers can tune in to watch Andy Murray in the final of the Sydney International via Amazon Prime Video.
New subscribers can enjoy a 30 day free trial, including coverage of Murray’s final, before deciding whether to stick with the streaming service.
Prime Video costs £7.99 a month after the trial period and includes access to TV series from around the world, live sports events and next day delivery on selected Amazon orders.
It has also been announced that the BBC will broadcast the match too., live on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, and the BBC Sport website and app.
When is the Sydney final?
Andy Murray takes on Aslan Karatsev in the final of the Sydney International on Saturday (15 January) from 8am (UK time).
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