British tennis player Andy Murray has missed his 47th tournament victory in Sydney. The 34-year-old Scotsman had to lose in the final of the Australian ATP tournament against the first-seeded Russian Aslan Karatsev: 3-6 3-6. Karatsev, the number 20 in the world, took his third title. Last year, the Russian won in Dubai and Moscow.
Murray was back in the final of an ATP tournament for the first time since 2019. In Antwerp, the three-time grand slam champion took his first title after a major hip operation. Due to physical problems, Murray, former number 1 in the world, has dropped out of the top 100.
In the run-up to the Australian Open, the Scotsman made it to the final in Sydney thanks to a few strong performances, but Karatsev proved too strong. Murray has been admitted to the first grand slam tournament of the year with a wild card, which starts Monday. He will face Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round, whom he defeated this week.
In his hometown of Adelaide, Thanasi Kokkinakis took home his first ATP title. The 25-year-old Australian defeated Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech in three sets: 6-7 (6) 7-6 (5) 6-3. Kokkinakis kissed the name Adelaide on the track after the last point.
Murray loses to Karatsev in Sydney final
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