'Miracle man': Tennis world erupts over Andy Murray moment

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Andy Murray, pictured here securing his place in the quarter-finals.
The moment Andy Murray reached his first ATP quarter-final in two years. Image: Getty/Tennis TV

Andy Murray has stunned the tennis world after reaching his first ATP quarter-final since 2019.

The former World No.1 moved into the quarters of the Moselle Open in Metz on Wednesday with a convincing 6-3 6-3 win over Vasek Pospisil.

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The victory was an excellent follow-up to his opening three-set win against World No.26 Ugo Humbert.

Murray had suffered a demoralising defeat in a low-key Challenger event in Rennes last week.

However he's managed to bounce back impressively, breaking Pospisil in the seventh game of the opening set, which he closed out as the Canadian failed to hold again.

World No.66 Pospisil rallied at the start of the second set to immediately break the former World No.1 and then held to move 2-0 ahead.

But Murray remained composed to stay in the set and eventually broke back to level at 3-3.

A hold from Murray kept the pressure on before a couple of unforced errors from Pospisil saw the Briton serve for the match.

Andy Murray, pictured here in action against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open.
Andy Murray in action against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Murray obliged with an impressive hold, taking a first match point as Pospisil sent another return into the net.

"For me, this period of the last few years has been the most I have played really," said Murray, who had pushed World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas to five sets in the first round of the US Open last month.

"My body feels good, and I am starting to gain just a little bit of confidence with each match, starting to see the points and how I want to play them, which is great."

Fans were left in disbelief after Murray reached his first quarter-final at ATP level in two years.

Andy Murray in first ATP quarter-final since 2019

Murray's quarter-final berth will be his first appearance in the last-eight since winning his 46th career title at Antwerp in October 2019.

"The results are coming, my tennis is getting better," said the 34-year-old Scot.

"It is not going to be easy if I want to reach the final, but I am playing well and have an opportunity."

The 34-year-old has undergone two hip surgeries in the last three years.

"There have been times in the past year where I've been a little bit confused and not seeing how the points are developing which for me was always a strong part of my game and it made me feel quite uncomfortable on the court when I was feeling that way," the three-time grand slam champion said.

"I'm starting to get that back and the results are coming and my tennis is getting better."

In Wednesday's late match, No.2 seed Pablo Carreno Busta booked his place in the quarter-finals with a straight-sets win over Mikael Ymer, coming through 7-5 6-2.

French wildcard Lucas Pouille delighted the home crowd on Court Central with his battling 3-6 6-4 6-4 victory over Canada's Brayden Schnur.

German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk, who made the fourth round of the US Open, beat lucky loser Antoine Hoang in three sets, 6-2 3-6 6-4.

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