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Moselle Open: Hubert Hurkacz beats former World No 1 Andy Murray to enter semi-finals

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Former world number one Andy Murray's hopes of making a first ATP semi-final in two years were ended by top-seeded Hubert Hurkacz in the last-eight in Metz on Friday.

Poland's Hurkacz, who beat Roger Federer on his way to the Wimbledon semi-finals in July, won 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.

"Andy is an unbelievable competitor, he has achieved so much throughout his career," Hurkacz said.

"He is coming back from a tough injury and playing at a very high level, so he is amazing and you can be inspired by his results."

Three-time major winner Murray was playing in his first quarter-final since winning the Antwerp title in October 2019.

The 34-year-old, who has undergone two hip surgeries in the last three years, is now down at 113 in the world.

For Hurkacz, it was a second win this year over Murray following his victory in Cincinnati last month.

The 24-year-old will next face Peter Gojowczyk after the German moved past American Marcos Giron 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Also See: Andy Murray reaches first ATP quarter-final in two years at Moselle Open

Andy Murray rebounds past Ugo Humbert in Moselle Open

Andy Murray loses in second round at ATP Rennes Challenger

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