Andy Murray vs Aslan Karatsev LIVE: Disaster for the British star as he’s broken early in the second set after losing the first 6-3… as he heads towards defeat in his first ATP Tour final since 2019
- Andy Murray will face Russia’s Aslan Karatsev in the Sydney Tennis Classic final
- Murray beat American Reilly Opelka to reach his first ATP Tour final since 2019
- Karatsev beat British No 2 Dan Evans in a three-set epic to reach the final
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Murray, who has endured years of injury woe, will compete in his first showpiece match since the 2019 European Open, where he beat Stan Wawrinka to win his only singles trophy since undergoing hip surgery in January 2019.
Victory in Sydney would be the ideal preparation for the Australian Open – which starts on Monday – but he faces a tough assignment against Karatsev, who prevented Dan Evans from setting up the first all-British final at ATP Tour level.
Follow Sportsmail’s Oli Gamp for live coverage of Andy Murray vs Aslan Karatsev in the Sydney Tennis Classic final, including build-up and game-by-game updates.