Former world number one Murray, who appeared on the brink of retirement after losing in the first round of the Australian Open in January, battled back from a set and a break down to win the European Open 3-6 6-4 6-4.
Former world number one Murray returned to singles action on the ATP Tour in August following a career-saving hip resurfacing surgery in January and will look to lift his first trophy since 2017 in Sunday’s final.
The three-time Grand Slam winner says he no longer has pain in his hip and it is now a matter of building up fitness so he can play several matches in a row at tournaments.
The three-times Grand Slam singles champion's management team confirmed the news on Tuesday.
Tsitsipas had never won a set in his previous three meetings against claycourt specialist and 11-times French Open champion Nadal, but the Greek drew first blood by saving a break point to hold in the 10th game and take the first set.
Gutsy Andy Murray fought to the end before losing an epic farewell match at the hands of Roberto Bautista Agut. But it was business as usual for ruthless Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who joined Caroline Wozniacki in round two.
Five-times a runner up at Melbourne Park, Andy Murray had surgery on the hip a year ago and has been unable to recover his best form.
The 21-year-old German won his third title of the year and the ninth of his career by defeating Australian teen Alex De Minaur 6-2, 6-4 in the 50th edition of the US Open tuneup event.
Tennis fans are dreaming of another final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as the two have stormed into the Wimbledon quarterfinals on 'manic Monday', when all 16 fourth-round singles matches are played.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams return to the tournament but hip injury forces Swiss star Andy Murray to withdraw from the championship.
Britain's former world number one, Andy Murray, has not played since last year's Wimbledon due to a hip injury and subsequent surgery.
Nadal, still unbeaten in semi-finals at the Foro Italico, unleashed a trademark clay-court attack after winning a tight first set lasting well over an hour in the 51st clash between the two players.
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