Former World No.1 Andy Murray will take on Polish tennis sensation Hubert Hurkacz in the second round of the Western & Southern Open on August 18, 2021.
Andy Murray vs Hubert Hurkacz: Match Details
- Tournament: Western & Southern Open 2021
- Match: Andy Murray vs Hubert Hurkacz
- Round: Second Round
- Date: August 18, 2021
- Prize Money: $41,500
- Venue: Cincinnati, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Andy Murray vs Hubert Hurkacz: Preview
Hurkacz has been sensational this season. The Polish tennis star defeated multiple Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in Wimbledon this year. He made his way into the semis at the Grass-Court Grand Slam. Post that, he delivered an above-average performance at Canadian Open.
At the Cincinnati Masters, Hubert was stretched to the third set in the first-round clash by Davidovich Fokina. Despite losing the second set in the tie-breaker, the Polish tennis star made a thumping comeback and won the third set without much hassle.
On the other hand, Andy Murray is desperately looking for some form after recovering from injuries. He had forgettable outings at Wimbledon, as well as in the Queen’s Championships this year. However, he has started strongly in the Cincinnati Open. He defeated Richard Gasquet in his first round in straight sets by 6-4, 6-4.
Andy Murray vs Hubert Hurkacz: Head to Head
These two players are yet to face each other on the court. Hence, their head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Andy Murray vs Hubert Hurkacz: Prediction
Andy Murray has been terrific in the past. However, his recent form hasn’t been that good. At the same time, Hurkacz has been tremendous in recent times. Needless to say, Hurkacz will come into the encounter as a favorite, however, Murray will not go down without a fight. This promises to be a nail-biter.
Match Prediction: Hubert Hurkacz should win in three sets.
Andy Murray vs Hubert Hurkacz: Live Streaming & Where to Watch
- Japan : 12:15 AM (August 19)
- Delhi: 8:45 PM
- New York: 11:15 AM
- Melbourne: 1:15 AM (August 19)
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