• Andy Murray [WC] v Richard Gasquet [Q]
  • H2H: Murray leads 8-4
CINCINNATI, USA – Andy Murray returns to singles action in Cincinnati to takes on Richard Gasquet in a rematch from 2019.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Andy Murray [WC] v Richard Gasquet [Q]

H2H: Murray leads 8-4

ATP Cincinnati

Cincinnati, USA

Hard (O)

Prize Money: $23,650

4th on Center Court (Not before midnight BST)

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Andy Murray will compete in his first singles match since Wimbledon when he faces old rival Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2021)

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H2H:

Andy Murray (WR 105)

Richard Gasquet (WR 53)

Tournament Previous Best

Winner (2008, 2011)

SF (2019)

1st Serve %

67.6

57.1

Service Games Won %

74.8

78.8

Break Points Saved %

50

52

2nd Serve Return Points Won %

53.5

46.8

Break Points Converted %

43.4

36.8

Both players are fairly equal on all statistics with Murray significantly dominating on 1st serve percentage in 2021 and will have to do the same on Monday evening.

 

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Playing styles and prediction

Gasquet is still going strong at 35 years old having reached an ATP final in Umag this year however just like Murray, has found it hard to stay consistent physically to compete on a regular basis. The Frenchman traditionally does well in Cincinnati and beat Murray en route to the semi-finals the last time the Western and Southern Open came to Cincinnati.

Murray’s serve is going to be just as important as the return as he needs to dictate points straight from the start. It is hard to say how physically strong both players are going to be but the Brit just about heads into Monday’s encounter as favourite in what should be an entertaining opening round match.

Prediction: Murray in three sets.

 

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