Hubert Hurkacz will be up against Andy Murray in the first round of the 2021 Erste Bank Open. Hurkacz is ranked 9th in the world while Murray is the World No.156.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray: Match Details
- Tournament: ATP Vienna 2021
- Match: Hubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray
- Round: 1st Round
- Date: October 25, 2021
- Prize money: $21,171
- Venue: Vienna, Austria
- Surface: Indoor Hardcourt
Hubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray: Preview
5th seed Hubert Hurkacz has been in amazing form this season. He surprised everyone by winning the Miami Masters earlier this year and also reached the semifinal at Wimbledon where he beat Roger Federer in the quarterfinal. He then made it to the quarterfinal of the Toronto Masters and reached the Round of 16 at Cincinnati Masters. Post the US Open, he won the Moselle Open without dropping a set and reached the quarterfinals at Indian Wells.
3-time grand slam champion Andy Murray has been active on tour post the US Open but hasn’t produced any standout result yet. He underwent a hip surgery two years ago and ever since then, hasn’t been able to regain his old form. He pushed third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to five sets in the first round at US Open and then reached the quarterfinal of the Moselle Open.
He then made it to the Round of 16 at the San Diego Open and won a couple of good matches at Indian Wells. Last week in Antwerp, he battled past Frances Tiafoe in the opening round before losing to second seed Diego Schwartzman in the Round of 16.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo. Hurkacz leads the H2H 2-0. Both of their meetings came earlier this year where Hurkacz won in straight sets in each of them.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray: Prediction
Hurkacz will enter the match as an overwhelming favorite given his recent form. The Pole has been one of the best players from the baseline this season and has already won two matches in the last 2 months against Murray in straight sets. He will once again back himself to beat Murray but will be wary of the Brit’s mental strength and experience. Expect a tight match with Hurkacz cruising into the Round of 16.
Prediction: Hurkacz to win in three sets.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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