Andy Murray failed to complete the comeback against Matteo Berrettini in Stuttgart as he was hampered by a hip problem in the final set.
It was a fairly competitive match but ultimately Matteo Berrettini proved once again too strong for Murray on grass. The Brit won the 2nd set but injured himself early in the final one making it very hard for him to serve properly. Two MTO's did not solve the issue and ultimately it was too much to overcome. Speaking at the trophy ceremony, Murray said:
"Hi everyone, thank you! It's been an incredible week here. It's my first time at the tournament and I really enjoyed it. The team here did a fantastic job looking after all of the players and put on a great event. The fans, the whole week, were brilliant. We had great support during most of the matches and a fantastic atmosphere over the weekend. So thank you so much to all of you who came out to support us the last few days. It was really, really nice. Thank you."
He also congratulated Berrettini on his week:
"I'd like to congratulate Matteo and his team on a fantastic week. As you heard he's just come back from a surgery and it's never easy. He played extremely well today and deserved the win. All the best the next few weeks in the build-up to Wimbledon."
Murray finished off with:
"But there's been a lot of progress the last few weeks and I'm looking forward to what the future has to hold. I'm feeling a lot better about my game. Hopefully my body can hold up a little while longer so I can keep playing matches like this! Thanks guys, really appreciate it and I hope I can see you all again in the future."