Alex de Minaur vs Andy Murray Prediction and Odds: Monte Carlo Masters 2023

Andy Murray returns to the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time since 2017. The organizers have not taken it easy on him as he has been handed a duel with 14th seed Alex de Minaur at the first hurdle.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Alex de Minaur vs Andy Murray – Match Predictions

Alex de Minaur to Win

Murray’s lack of time on clay court could work against him as he has only played three matches on clay since the 2020 French Open. However, he will be looking for a positive result on his return to Monte Carlo after 2017. Meanwhile, de Minaur has shown consistent performances on clay in recent years and reached the semi-final of ATP Lyon in 2022. Given his preference for hard and green courts and time away from the game, it is difficult to back Murray against a seeded player.

2-1 to Alex de Minaur

Murray would not have chosen to return to Monte Carlo had he not been confident in his abilities. However, he will have to overcome the Acapulco champion in De Minaur. The Australian has young legs on him but the Scotsman’s doggedness will not make it easy for him. Moreover, the 24-year-old has the tendency to go missing in games. Based on this, we are backing a 2-1 conclusion in favour of De Minaur in this duel.

Alex de Minaur vs Andy Murray Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in this tournament.

Alex de Minaur

De Minaur has impressed this season but has fallen short of giving his best. In the Australian Open, eventual champion Novak Djokovic ended his term. He impressed in Rotterdam but faced a resurgent Grigor Dimitrov. De Minaur did follow it up with a win in Acapulco but could not build up on it in the Sunshine Double. He was knocked out at the first hurdle in both Indian Wells and Miami Open and will want to put that behind him in Monte Carlo.

Andy Murray

The former world number 1 is past his prime but still has a wise head on him. It was on display in the Grand Slam of Asia Pacific and again in Doha where he reached the final. Murray would have run away with the prize had he not come up against an inspired Daniil Medvedev. At Indian Wells, he showed what he was made up of but could not deal with Jack Draper. Dealing with the change in pace at the Miami Open proved to be difficult as he was ousted by Dusan Lajovic.

Alex de Minaur vs Andy Murray Head to Head

This is the third meeting between Alex de Minaur and Andy Murray. The Scotsman has been on the wrong end of the results against the Australian on all occasions.

  • 23/09/22 Alex de Minaur  won 2-1 (Laver Cup, Indoor Hard)
  • 26/09/19 Alex de Minaur  won 2-1 (ATP Zhuhai, Hard)
  • 04/01/18 Alex de Minaur  won courtesy walkover (ATP Washington, Hard)

Alex de Minaur vs Andy Murray Match Details

Monte Carlo Masters

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 13:00 GMT on Monday, 10th April.
  • On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor clay court.
  • Where can I watch Monte Carlo Masters 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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