Jamie Murray sends x-rated message after brother Andy Murray beats Stan Wawrinka

Jamie Murray sends x-rated message after brother Andy Murray beats Stan Wawrinka

After undergoing hip resurfacing surgery, the British player returned to the court in June playing doubles - including at Wimbledon - before moving back to singles in August.

The last time he lifted silverware in singles came in Dubai in March 2017, so it was no surprise that the tears quickly flowed.

After cruising through the first set, three-times Grand Slam champion Murray raced ahead 3-1 in the second before suffering a lapse in concentration while serving for the match at 5-3.

A topsy-turvy final set saw the Swiss move back into the ascendancy with a superb return victor in the third game.

"This is one of the biggest wins that I've had after everything so I'm very proud", Murray said in an on-court interview broadcast by Amazon Prime.

The Swiss again broke Murray early in the second but the Scot hit back to level for 3-3 and then forced a deciding set as Wawrinka lost his serve for the second time. I didn't expect to be in this position so I'm very happy.

'After all that's happened it is one of my biggest wins, ' said an nearly disbelieving Murray, who had a Major hip operation in late January.

It is now back up to 18, while Murray's will leap more than 100 places to 127 on Monday.

Three breaks of the booming Copil serve - with one drop of his own - saw Murray wrap up the first set in 44 minutes. "Once I won that game, I felt like that was what set me on my way".

Murray had to fight off two break points to avoid going 4-1 down, but he dug deep to do so and clenched his fist in delight in the next game when his opponent found the net to conclude a long rally as the set moved back on serve.

Murray will face Ugo Humbert, the world number 70 from France who beat fifth-seeded Guido Pella 5-7 6-4 6-4, in the last four.

"I think it will be a nice match to play", added the Briton of Sunday's duel.

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