In the first round of the ATP Rotterdam 2022, World No. 102 and wildcard entrant Andy Murray will take on World No. 35 Alexander Bublik.
Andy Murray vs Alexander Bublik: Match Details
- Tournament: ATP Rotterdam 2022
- Match: Andy Murray vs Alexander Bublik
- Round: 1st Round
- Date: 7th February 2022
- Venue: Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $16,195
Andy Murray vs Alexander Bublik: Preview
Champion of the tournament in 2009, Andy Murray is all set to make his 5th appearance at the tournament since winning the title. The Brit is looking to break into the Top-100 and this will be a good opportunity this week. Murray comes into the tournament after his 2nd round exit at the 2022 Australian Open. He had earlier finished as the runner-up at the ATP Sydney Tennis Classic.
Alexander Bublik will come to Rotterdam after a good run in Open Sud de France where he is into the semi-finals and will play his matches over the weekend. It has been a good week for the Kazhak who also suffered a 2nd round defeat at the Australian Open as he lost to Gael Monfils in straight-sets. He had started his season in Adelaide with a defeat in the first match itself.
Andy Murray vs Alexander Bublik: Head to Head
This will be the second meeting between the duo who last met in the 1st round of the 2017 Wimbledon where Murray won in straight-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Andy Murray vs Alexander Bublik: Prediction
Murray will come into the tie with a career indoor hardcourt record of 80-30 and was 12-9 on the surface last season and has a record of 5-3 this season across all surfaces. Bublik will take the court with a career indoor hardcourt record of 78-45 and was 10-8 on the surface last season and has a 4-2 record for the season across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers and considering their form in the 2021 and the little of the 2022 season, the match could go either way. While Bublik will come high on confidence, Murray has taken down opponents easily in the starting rounds so a nail-biting finish can be expected from this match.
Prediction: Alexander Bublik to win in 3-sets.
Andy Murray vs Alexander Bublik: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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