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Round two of the Zhuhai Championships bring Andy Murray and Aslan Karatsev together. The British ace would want to avenge his 2022 Sydney Open defeat against the Russian, adding an extra dimension to this duel.
Our favourite Andy Murray vs Aslan Karatsev – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Andy Murray vs Aslan Karatsev – match predictions
- 2 Murray vs Karatsev: Scotsman to avenge Sydney 2022 final heartache in Zhuhai
- 3 Key match details
Chinese ace Ye Cong Mo impressed against Andy Murray in the 2-0 defeat, while Aslan Karatsev was made to sweat by Matteo Arnaldo in an exciting three-setter.
Aslan Karatsev to win a set @ 1/2 (1.50)
It has been an underwhelming campaign for Aslan but in his over three hour battle with Arnaldi, he showcased he can still match with the best. The Russian was a marked underdog in that duel but still managed to deliver a come-from-behind victory. Coupled with a winning record against the ever-resilient Murray, we expect to see him win a set in this duel despite the odds.
Over 22.5 Games @ 17/20 (1.85)
Murray was supposed to dispatch of 668-ranked Mo with ease but was stretched in the duel that saw 21 games. Karatsev is a rival of much better pedigree and is coming into this duel after a 34-game gruelling duel against Arnaldi. The Russian in not in the best of form but like Murray does not roll over with ease. As they meet in Zhuhai, we do not see a swift conclusion to this match that can feature a tiebreak and go in excess of 22.5 games.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Murray vs Karatsev: Scotsman to avenge Sydney 2022 final heartache in Zhuhai
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Andy Murray preview
The former world number 1 had a jittery start to the Zhuhai Championships but still put up a straight-sets victory against Ye Cong Mo. The 668-ranked Chinese ace stretched the first set but the jet-lagged Murray found a way to overcome him. The Scotsman’s next target would be to get past the second round, a feat he has had trouble achieving in the recent Washington and US Open. While he has not been as active since the Championships, Murray will be a strong contender for his fourth tile of the campaign.
Aslan Karatsev preview
It has been an underwhelming second half of the campaign for Aslan, who was supposed to get into the fifth gear after impressing in the French Open after coming through the qualifiers. However, with a 26-18 win/loss record, most of which have come in the Challenger tour, showcases his 2023 campaign. Only thrice has he gone past the second round with his highlight being a semi-final appearance in the Madrid Masters.
Andy Murray vs Aslan Karatsev head to head
This is the second time Andy and Aslan will face off against each other. Their first meeting was in the Sydney 2022 final where the Russian ace triumphed in 93 minutes to claim a straight sets victory.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 03:00 GMT on 23 September.
- What is the prize money for Zhuhai Championships 2023? The total prize money for Zhuhai Championships 2023 is $981,785.
- Who is the reigning Zhuhai Championships champion? Alex de Minaur is the reigning Zhuhai Championships champion.
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