Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka kept it classy after blowing a big lead in the final of the European Open in Antwerp as he spoke extremely highly of eventual champion Andy Murray. Wawrinka, 34, was up by a set and a break before former world No.
1 Murray stormed back to claim a 3-6 6-4 6-4 win and win his first title since undergoing two hip surgeries. Wawrinka led 3-1 in the second set and had two consecutive break points but Murray refused to give up as he showed great mental strength to fight back from the deficit and force a decider.
The Swiss was also twice up by a break in the third set but the Briton both times recovered and then earned the crucial break of the match in the 10th game to seal the win and complete a big comeback. "He's an amazing champion, he's part of the Big Four, he's one of the top players to every play this sport.
He's won everything possible on the tennis court. He's a big champion, always a fighter," Wawrinka said of Murray, per the ATP website. "He's coming back already from hip surgery. [To play] at that level, it's something amazing."