Former world number one Andy Murray will be facing Benoit Paire in the round of 32 clash on Monday in the Queen’s Club 2021 championship.
|Tournament||Cinch Championship 2021|
|Match||Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire|
|Date||14th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$17,739 (INR 12,99,058 approx.)|
|Venue||Queen’s Club, England|
Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire: Preview
The action at the French Open 2021 is nearing its end and the focus is now shifting to the English turf where some high-octane games are about to start. Murray has been slated into a tough draw in the Cinch Championships in order to get him ready for Wimbledon.
His first-round clash against France’s Benoit Paire would definitely be the one to watch out for. World No. 40 Benoit is not someone who believes in holding his emotions back. He is expected to stretch Murray, who received a wild-card entry in the tournament, as much as he can.
Murray has been tremendous in this tournament in the past. He has won Queen’s as many as five times. Recently, he has been out of action due to a groin injury which he sustained during the Miami Open in March which eventually kept him out of the French Open 2021. However, now he looks all the more fit and ready for the next challenge.
Paire on the other hand has suffered a great deal due to his unacceptable behavior. So much so, that the French Tennis Federation barred him from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. He would have to prove it to the world that he is capable of doing the talking with the racquet.
Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire: Head to Head
These two players have faced each other twice in the past and both times, Murray has emerged victoriously.
Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire: Prediction
Although Murray is expected to win the encounter, he would have to be careful with his groin. Since October, Murray has played just the three tour-level singles matches and he would be a little scratchy in his first comeback game after a while.
Despite giving his best, Benoit Paire was knocked out in the very first round of the French Open 2021 by Casper Ruud. Needless to say, he would like to make a thumping comeback but Andy Murray is definitely not an easy opponent to go past. This is expected to be an entertaining contest.
Prediction: Andy Murray to win in straight sets.