Andy Murray will be up against Alexander Zverev in the third round of the 2021 BNP Paribas Open. Murray is ranked 121st in the world while Zverev is the World No.4.
Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Masters 2021
- Match: Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev
- Round: 3rd Round
- Date: 12th October 2021
- Prize Money: $51,895
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev: Preview
Andy Murray has been playing decent tennis probably for the first time since his career threatening hip surgery. He is moving well on court and is beating formidable opponents. After pushing third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to five sets in the first round of the US Open, Murray reached the quarterfinal of the Moselle Open and reached the Round of 16 of the San Diego Open. At Indian Wells, he got the better of Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the first round and cruised past Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz in three sets 5-7,6-3,6-2.
As for Alexander Zverev, he’s been one of the best players this season. He reached the semifinal of both French Open and US Open and has also won the Olympic gold where he beat World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinal. He has won two masters title this year- Madrid and Cincinnati, and is one of the favorite to win at Indian Wells. In the second round at the Californian desert, he overcame a stern challenge from young American Jenson Brooksby and beat him in three sets 6-4,3-6,6-1.
Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo. Murray leads the H2H 2-0. They last met at the 2020 Cincinnati Masters where Murray won in three sets.
Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev: Prediction
Based on ranking and season record, Zverev walks in as the favorite to win the match but given he’s facing a 3-time grand slam champion, it won’t be a cakewalk. Murray has proved his mettle this season and has shown glimpses of his old form. It will all boil down to how Murray handles Zverev’s serve. Expect the Brit to give a tough fight but Zverev may just be too much for him.
Prediction: Zverev to win in three sets.
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