• Andy Murray [WC] v Frances Tiafoe
  • H2H: Tied at 1-1
ANTWERP, BELGIUM – Andy Murray will begin his campaign in Antwerp against Frances Tiafoe as he looks to finish the season strong.  

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Andy Murray [WC] v Frances Tiafoe  

H2H: Tied at 1-1

ATP Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium

Indoor Hard  

Prize Money: €6,565

Fourth on Centre Court, not before 6:30pm (5:30pm BST)

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It’s a rematch of the Winston-Salem match as Andy Murray will face charismatic American Frances Tiafoe in the opening round.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2021 – Hard)

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H2H:

Andy Murray (WR 121)

Frances Tiafoe (WR 49)

Tournament Previous Best

Winner (2019)

QF (2019)

1st Serve %

57.8

58.8

Service Games Won %

83.6

81.2

Break Points Saved %

64.8

61.7

2nd Serve Return Points Won %

48.8

52

Break Points Converted %

43.5

40

All the stats are close with Murray having the advantage in both break point conversion rate and break points saved.

 

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Playing styles and prediction

Tiafoe has notched up some top wins this season and beat Murray in Winston-Salem with his big-serving and unique game style that can outpower opposition easily. The American will be looking to produce high-risk tennis in big moments once again to catch Murray off guard.

Murray will look to find his margin’s and control points on his serve just like he did for the majority of the tournament in Metz, get the first strike in. The Brit will look to add some variety and control the match to his tempo while Tiafoe’s big serve will make it difficult for Murray to dominate from the return. This will be a close match and another test of Murray’s ability to perform under pressure but it should be victory for the former champion.

Prediction: Murray in straight sets.

 

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