Australian Open 2022: Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel Prediction, Preview, Head to Head and Live Stream

Former World No.1 Andy Murray will face qualifier Taro Daniel in the second round of the 2022 Australian Open.

Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel
Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel

3-time grand slam champion Andy Murray will be up against Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel in the second round of 2022 Australian Open. Murray is ranked 113th in the world while Daniel is the world no.120.

Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel: Match Details

  • Tournament: Australian Open 2022
  • Date: 20 January 2022
  • Match: Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel
  • Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne
  • Surface: Hard Court
  • Prize Money: USD 110,937

Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel: Preview

andy murray
Andy Murray

Former World No.1 Andy Murray has started the season on a good note. Despite losing in the first round of Melbourne Summer Set, Murray made a stellar comeback in Sydney. He reached the final of the Sydney Tennis Classic last week. He defeated the likes of David Goffin and Reilly Opelka before losing to top seed Aslan Karatsev in the final. In the first round of Australian Open, Murray once again defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili in five tight sets 6-1,3-6,6-4,6-7(5),6-4 to book a second round spot.

As for Taro Daniel, he has done well so far in 2022. He started the season In Adelaide a week ago where he won two good matches to qualify for the main draw. He then defeated Italian sensation Lorenzo Musetti in three sets before losing to 6th seed Tommy Pual in three sets 4-6,7-6(1),6-4. In the Australian Open, he made it to the main draw without dropping a set in the qualifiers. In the first round, he got the better of fellow qualifier Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera in straight sets 7-6(5),6-1,6-1.

Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel: Head-to-Head

Taro Daniel
Taro Daniel

This will be the second meeting between the duo. Murray leads the H2H 1-0. They last met in the 2016 Davis Cup where Murray won in straight sets.

Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel: Prediction

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Andy Murray will start the favorite against the Japanese. He looked good in the first round against a much higher ranked opponent and would fancy his chances to go deep in the tournament given his section of the draw. The only thing that goes in Daniel’s way is that Murray has played a lot of tennis over the last week and could be tired. If he’s physically fine, the Brit will back himself to make it to the third round.

Prediction: Murray to win in 4 sets.

Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel: Broadcast and Live Stream Details

AfricabeIN Sports, Supersport
AustraliaNine & Stan Sport
ChinaCCTV, iQIYI, GreatSports Media
MalaysiabeIN Sports
New ZealandSky
SingaporebeIN Sports
EuropeEurosport, SSR SRG, Servus TV
India & SubcontinentSony 6
Latin America & CaribbeanESPN International
Middle EastbeIN Sports
North AmericaESPN
United KingdomEurosport

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