Indian Wells Masters 2021: Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

In the second round of the Indian Wells Masters 2021, Andy Murray will take on Carlos Alcaraz in what will be their first-ever meeting on the Tour.

Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz will clash at the ATP Vienna 2021
Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz

In the second round of the Indian Wells Masters 2021, World No. 121 and wildcard entrant Andy Murray will take on World No. 38 and the 30th seeded Carlos Alcaraz.

Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz: Match Details

  • Tournament: Indian Wells Open 2021
  • Match: Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz
  • Round: 2nd Round
  • Date: 9th October 2021
  • Prize Money: $29,045
  • Surface: Outdoor hard court

Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz: Preview

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz

Runner-up at the 2009 Indian Wells, Andy Murray makes a good start to his 2021 campaign at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden as the Brit defeats Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-2 in the 1st round to enter to continue his streak of winning the 1st round match in the desert. Murray comes from a 2nd round defeat to eventual champion Casper Ruud at the 2021 San Diego Open.

Spanish teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz is all set to make his debut at the Indian Wells Masters and also gets a seeding at the tournament. Carlos returns to action for the first time since his emphatic quarter-final run at the 2021 US Open where he became the youngest teenager in the Open Era to reach the last-8. He was however injured mid-match and has not played on the Tour since.

Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz: Head to Head

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

This will be the first meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.

Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz: Prediction

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz

Murray will come into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 365-107 and is 4-4 on the surface for the season while being 15-11 for the season across all surfaces. Alcaraz will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 28-9 and is 15-7 on the surface this season having an overall surface record of 38-16 for the season.

While the numbers certainly point towards Murray, Alcaraz can certainly surprise the Brit who has been struggling for form and consistency. It will be difficult to predict who takes the match home, but Alcaraz seems the favourite to advance ahead given his better athleticism and recent run in New York. But it is certain that Murray won’t be a pushover for the Spaniard.

Match Prediction: Carlos Alcaraz to win in 3-sets.

Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz: Broadcast and Live stream details

RegionOfficial Broadcaster
IndiaVoot Select
USATennis Channel
CanadaTennis Canada
Middle East BeIN sports
JapanWowow
ChinaCCTV
BrazilGlobosat
Caribbean ESPN International
South AmericaESPN International
UKAmazon Prime video
Southeast AsiaFox Sports

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