Wimbledon 2021 : Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In the first round, Andy Murray, the two-time champion, will face Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, who is ranked 28th in the world.

Murray vs Basilashvili
Murray vs Basilashvili

In the opening round of Wimbledon 2021, Britain’s Andy Murray will play against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili on 28th June 2021.

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili : Match Details

TournamentWimbledon 2021
MatchAndy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili
RoundFirst Round
Date28th June, 2021
Prize Money$67,751
VenueWimbledon, Great Britain
SurfaceGrass Court

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Preview

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Andy Murray of the United Kingdom will face Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia in the first round at Wimbledon. Murray, a two-time Wimbledon winner, is ready to make his London comeback after a three-year absence. Murray is playing singles at the All England Club for the first time since hip issues flared up in 2017 and he is still dealing with groin pain. Murray last competed in the Queen’s Club Championship. Matteo Berrettini defeated Murray in straight sets in the round of 16.

Murray is still trying to get back to where he was before his hip surgery and many injuries, and this might be his final Wimbledon Championships. If Murray wins, he will face a qualifier in the second round, either Oscar Otte, ranked 154 in the world, or Arthur Rinderknech, ranked 119 in the world.

Basilashvili’s form has been outstanding this year, with two titles to his credit. In 2021, he won the Bavarian International Open and the Qatar Open. He’ll be going into the first round with a lot of confidence. The Gerogian was last seen performing in the Halle Open. In a three-set thriller, he was beaten in the semi-finals by Andrey Rublev.

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Head to Head

Nikoloz Basilashvili
Nikoloz Basilashvili

Murray and Basilashvili have never met before. The duo will be meeting for the first time at Wimbledon 2021.

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Prediction

Nikoloz Basilashvili
Nikoloz Basilashvili

Given Murray’s history of ailments and Georgian’s two titles this year, we expect Murray will manage to win one set, but Basilashvili will win in four sets.

Prediction: Basilashvili to win in four sets.

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