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Andy Murray is hoping to reach the second round for two straight years at the US Open, and the man standing in his way is Corentin Moutet. This match promises to be a battle of the grinders. But when all is said and done, what do my tennis predictions today suggest for the best bets to make? It’s all covered below.
Our favourite Andy Murray vs Corentin Moutet predictions
- 1 Our favourite Andy Murray vs Corentin Moutet predictions
- 2 Andy Murray set to grind out younger Frenchman in US Open first round
- 3 Key match details
As I’m sure you might be aware, Andy Murray is a previous champion at the US Open. Yet at 36 years of age, some might say that his best years are behind him. In contrast, his opponent today, Corentin Moutet, is 24 – 12 years younger than Murray! Yet for this clash, I feel experience will trump youth, hence the ATP US Open 2023 predictions listed below.
Murray to win 3-0 @ 13/10 (2.30)
There is no denying that Corentin Moutet is a plucky player. In fact, some might call him an awkward opponent. At the same time, Andy Murray is rather similar, and his counter-punching style of play is fundamentally better than Moutet’s. Because of that, I believe that this could be a straight-set win for Murray.
Murray -6.5 games handicap @ 21/20 (2.05)
Given that I am backing a straight-sets win for Andy Murray, I may as well double down and go for a handicap of -6.5 games too. For this to occur, Murray would need just a single break in each of the three sets played (if he does win in straight sets). In fact, the only chance this market wouldn’t pull through if Murray won in ‘straights’ is if the single break resulted in 6-4 sets for all three, which is unlikely.
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.
Andy Murray set to grind out younger Frenchman in US Open first round
With this first-round match due to kick off within the next 24 hours, how about we cover a preview for each player?
Andy Murray preview
Despite all of the surgeries and struggles in recent years, Andy Murray is still out there grinding. In fact, he is playing better than he has at any point since the major hip surgery, in my opinion. This is reflected by the fact that he is now 37th in the world.
Corentin Moutet preview
Moutet is ranked 72 in the world at the moment, which is clearly much lower than Andy Murray. Yet this tricky lefty has scored big wins in his relatively short career. However, he hasn’t done much during the hard-court swing of 2023, which is why Murray could beat him comfortably.
Murray vs Moutet head to head
Murray and Moutet have never played each other in their professional careers. Yet with Murray being 36 years old and Moutet being just 24, this isn’t a huge surprise. And this makes this upcoming match a rather exciting one to watch!
Key match details
- Match Schedule – August 29th, 18:15 GMT
- Venue – New York, USA
- Viewing Options – Amazon Prime
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