Murray to face Tommy Paul after 7-6 (4), 6-3 win Dan Evans also advances to last-eight in Sweden
In the very last journey of a season filled with both heartening, significant progress and understandable frustration alike, Andy Murray rose to produce perhaps his very best result of the year, defeating Jannik Sinner, 7-6 (4), 6-3, in the second round of the Stockholm Open to reach his second quarter-final of the season.
Murray’s victory over Sinner, the top seed in Sweden and world number 10, is his second top 10 win of the season after beating Hubert Hurkacz two weeks ago. Sinner, one of the best young players on the tour, has also been one of the in-form players in the indoor season, winning his third and fourth titles of the year in recent weeks. The 20-year-old is the first alternate at the ATP Finals next week.