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.
Champion Novak Djokovic elected to retire in the third set due to a left shoulder injury. He was facing off Stan Wawrinka who was leading 6-4, 7-5, 2-1.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams return to the tournament but hip injury forces Swiss star Andy Murray to withdraw from the championship.
Novak Djokovic beats Donald Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in his first match since Wimbledon as Maria Sharapova has 6-1, 6-4 win over Tatjana Maria following her one-and-half-year ban.
Defending champion Roger Federer will face Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in the first round, while world number one Rafael Nadal takes on Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos.
It is Nadal's second Grand Slam title of the year and 16th of his career. Only his longtime rival Roger Federer has more, with 19.
Hobbled by a niggling knee injury, Wawrinka's Wimbledon hopes were shredded by Russian Daniil Medvedev.
Spain's Rafael Nadal routs Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history to win the French Open for 10 times.
Swiss champion and world number 3 Stan Wawrinka prove too strong for world number 1 Andy Murray. The high octane match ended 6-7(6) 6-3 5-7 7-6(3) 6-1.
World number one Andy Murray beat Kei Nishikori 2-6 6-1 7-6(0) setting up a tough semifinal against former French Open Champion Stan Wawrinka who beat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1.
Murray will now face Kei Nishikori from Japan, while Stan Warinka will find himself up against Marin Cilic. The victory was Murray's 650th career win.
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