Showing that he’s still a threat to win anywhere he plays—including on grass, a surface on which he’s won two of his three Grand Slam titles—Andy Murray has battled to his first win over a Top 5 player in five-and-a-half years, defeating No. 5-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals of Stuttgart, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Murray one-hour, 40-minute victory over the Greek, in which he fought off a set point serving at 5-6 in the first set, was his first Top 5 win since he beat four Top 5 players in one week during the ATP Finals in November 2016—No. 5 Kei Nishikori and No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in the round robin stage, then No. 4 Milos Raonic in the semifinals and No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the final (Murray himself was No. 1 at the time).

d. No. 7 Zverev in 2020 Cincinnati [New York] 2nd Rd, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
d. No. 10 Hurkacz in 2021 Vienna 1st Rd, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3
d. No. 10 Sinner in 2021 Stockholm 2nd Rd, 7-6 (4), 6-3
d. No. 5 Tsitsipas in 2022 Stuttgart QFs, 7-6 (4), 6-3

Murray is currently working his way back up the ATP rankings after undergoing two hip surgeries, one in 2018 and one in 2019. He’s currently ranked No. 68.

This was his 105th career win over a Top 10 player (105-91 now).

Awaiting the 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon champion in the semifinals will be another big name making a resurgence this year, Nick Kyrgios, whose path to the final four included taking out the No. 5 seed, Nikoloz Basilashvili. Murray leads the head-to-head, 5-1, though Kyrgios won their last meeting at Queen's Club in 2018.