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News ID: 103580
Publish Date : 12 June 2022 - 21:50
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LONDON (Sky Sports) - Britain’s Andy Murray reached his first tour-level final on grass in six years as he beat Nick Kyrgios in straight sets at the Boss Open in Stuttgart.
Murray, 35, defeated Australian Kyrgios 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 and will meet Italian Matteo Berrettini in Sunday’s final.
“It has been a long time since the last final on grass,” said Murray.
Kyrgios, given a game penalty after smashing his racquet and exchanging words with a group in the crowd, said he was racially abused by a spectator.
“When is this going to stop? Dealing with racist slurs from the crowd?” Kyrgios wrote on Instagram.
“When I retaliate to the crowd I get penalized. This is messed up.”
Murray’s last ATP Tour title came at Antwerp in 2019, while he has not contested a tour-level final on grass since winning Wimbledon for a second time in 2016.
World number 10 Berrettini, the beaten Wimbledon finalist last year, overcame German Oscar Otte 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-5) and will face Murray for the first time since winning in straight sets in the second round at Queen’s last year.
Murray maintains momentum on the grass.

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