ATP Sydney Tennis Classic 2022: Andy Murray vs Reilly Opelka Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream

Former World No.1 Andy Murray is set to take on Reilly Opelka in the Semifinals of the ATP Sydney Tennis Classic 2022.

Andy Murray vs Reilly Opelka
Andy Murray vs Reilly Opelka

Former World No.1 Andy Murray will lock horns with Reilly Opelka in the semi-finals of the ATP Sydney Tennis Classic 2022 on Friday.

Andy Murray vs Reilly Opelka: Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Sydney Tennis Classic 2022
  • Match: Andy Murray vs Reilly Opelka
  • Round: Semi-Final
  • Date: 14 January 2022
  • Venue:  Sydney, Australia
  • Surface: Hardcourt
  • Prize Money:  $703,580

Andy Murray vs Reilly Opelka: Match Preview

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Former World No.1, Andy Murray has struggled with persistent injuries in the past couple of seasons. The Scot, now ranked 134th in the world, has been ruled out for many tournaments over the past few seasons, struggling with poor form even when he has played. However, Murray made a comeback in 2021 and enjoyed an amazing end to the year. The Scot qualified for the round after a walkover win against David Goffin in the earlier round.

Meanwhile, Reilly Opelka is an American professional tennis player. At 6 feet 11 inches tall, he is tied for the record tallest-ever ATP-ranked player, and can serve in the low-140 mph range. The American reached his first ATP Masters 1000 final, where he lost to World No.2 Daniil Medvedev in the title clash at the Canada Masters. He also won his first doubles title at the Atlanta Open partnering with Jannik Sinner. The American also reached the fourth round of the US Open for the first time, eventually breaking into the top 20 in the rankings. The 24-year-old will be coming into the match after a comprehensive straight-sets win over Brandon Nakashima in the quarter-final.

Andy Murray vs Reilly Opelka: Head to Head

Reilly Opelka
Reilly Opelka

Andy Murray and Reilly Opelka have never faced each other before on the court, with their upcoming semi-final clash being the first time the two have met. Both sides would look to clinch that first victory over the other.

Andy Murray vs Reilly Opelka: Match Predictions

andy murray
Andy Murray

Whatever the result is, this match promises to be a firecracker of a contest. Andy Murray would be absolutely riding high on confidence following his stunning form throughout the back end of the last year and the beginning of this year. On the other hand, Reilly Opelka too would be confident going into this clash after having a solid 2021 himself.  Despite the American’s higher current world ranking, Andy Murray would be the slight favourite here.

Match Prediction-  Murray to edge past Opelka in 3 sets

Andy Murray vs Reilly Opelka: Broadcast and Live stream details

  • Australia- beIN
  • Austria- DAZN
  • Canada- TVA Sports, DAZN, TSN
  • Caribbean- SportsMax
  • Central & South America- ESPN
  • China- iQIYI
  • Chinese Taipei- Sportcast
  • Czech Republic- O2 TV
  • France- beIN
  • Georgia- Silknet, Adjara
  • Germany- DAZN
  • Greece- Cosmote TV
  • Hong Kong- Now TV
  • Indonesia- Emtek
  • Japan- DAZN
  • Malaysia & Brunei- Astro
  • Middle East & North Africa- beIN
  • New Zealand- Spark
  • Russia- Eurosport
  • Singapore- StarHub
  • Spain- DAZN, TVE
  • UK & Ireland- Amazon Prime
  • US- Tennis Channel

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