ATP Miami Open 2021: Lloyd Harris vs Andy Murray-Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

High flying Lloyd Harris will lock horns with Former champion Andy Murray in the first round of the Miami Open 2021.

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Lloyd Harris and Andy Murray
Lloyd Harris and Andy Murray

Lloyd Harris will take on Andy Murray in the First round of the Miami Open 2021. Harris is currently the World no.52 on the ATP rankings and Murray is the World no.119. As a former Champion at this event, Murray has been granted a wildcard entry at the Miami Open 2021.  

Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Miami Open 2021
  • Match: Lloyd Harris vs Andy Murray
  • Round: First Round 
  • Date: 25th March, 2021
  • Prize Money: $10,000
  • Venue: Miami, Florida 
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court

Lloyd Harris vs Andy Murray: Preview

Lloyd Harris
Lloyd Harris

Harris, the tall South African, has seen his stocks rise post his exploits in the Middle East. First he reached the round of 16 in the Qatar Open, nothing up a fabulous win against Stan Wawrinka in the Round of 32, Then he surprised one and all by reaching the Finals of the Dubai Open.

It was the first time a qualifier had reached the Finals in the Dubai Open. He defeated Dominic Thiem in the round of 32 encounter. Harris lost the Finals to Russian Aslan Karatsev 3-6 2-6. His first round opponent at Miami will be Andy Murray. Murray has had a distinguished career in tennis. He has Grand slam wins and Olympic gold medals to show for it.

At this year’s Miami open he got a Wild Card entry, something which is usually reserved for past champions. Murray one may recall has won the Miami Open twice before, in 2009 and 2013. But Murray has not been able to play regularly in the past two years due to chronic hip problems, and is just now trying to get some games under his belt, get some form back and climb up the rankings. 

Lloyd Harris vs Andy Murray: Head-to-Head

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Harris and Murray haven’t met on the tour before this. This is their first meeting, so the head to head stands at 0-0.  

Lloyd Harris vs Andy Murray: Prediction

Lloyd Harris
Lloyd Harris

Lloyd is only twenty-four years old, and plays fearlessly. His booming serve, his heavy groundstrokes are difficult to negotiate. Most importantly he has form on his side and is very confident. Murray is far from his best and will find it hard to negotiate this first round encounter. 

Match Prediction: Lloyd Harris will beat Andy Murray in three sets. 

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