Denis Shapovalov vs Andy Murray prediction and odds: Dubai Open 2024

Denis Shapovalov vs Andy Murray prediction and odds: Dubai Open 2024

Another exciting week of tennis is approaching fast, and the main draws are now available to view for several 500-level tournaments. This means we have a growing range of tennis predictions today for you to observe, yet here, the predictions focus on Shapovalov vs Murray. So, who will win this first-round clash? Let me share my two cents now.

Our favourite Denis Shapovalov vs Andy Murray predictions

The main draw for the Dubai Open 2024 is now set. And of all the first-round matches coming up, this is one of the tastiest of the bunch. Of course, it’s Murray vs Shapovalov in what should be a very exciting match, and I’ve given my predictions for this game below:

Murray to win @ 11/10 (2.10)

Andy Murray may have lost early last week, but he lost to one of the rising stars of men’s tennis in the form of Jakub Mensik. As it happens, Mensik made the finals, and Murray went out to him in a final set tie-break. So this wasn’t a bad loss, as it turns out, and I feel Murray is now finding form again, which leads me to think he will beat Shapovalov.

Murray to win a set – yes @ 4/9 (1.44)

As you can see by the moneyline odds shared above, Murray is the underdog against Shapovalov. But I truly believe that Murray will beat the Canadian in the first round of the Dubai Open. However, I’ve selected this market as more of an ‘insurance policy’ for those who don’t wish to back Murray for the perceived upset. 

Denis Shapovalov vs Andy Murray odds

The latest odds indicate a 58.80% probability that Shapovalov will win, while the implied chance for Murray is just 47.60%.

2024 ATP Dubai Open – who will take a 2-1 lead in the head-to-head between Murray and Shapovalov?

It’s always exciting to view the details of Andy Murray’s next match, as he is still an icon of British tennis. And the following previews should give you an idea of each guy’s standing coming into this one.

Denis Shapovalov preview

Much like Andy Murray, Shapovalov hasn’t exactly been at 100% fitness for a considerable length of time. He is still finding his way back from injury, and he’s won just three matches all season. This means he won’t be feeling immensely confident, and with his ranking down at 121 in the world, this tells a story.

Andy Murray preview

Murray has had a terrible 2024 season by his standards. However, we are talking about Andy Murray, so we know he will always dig as deep as possible to turn things around. And now he finally won a first-round match last week before losing to Mensik, it feels like the tide is now turning for him.

Shapovalov vs Murray head to head

These guys are tied at 1-1 regarding their head-to-head record against one another. Shapovalov beat Murray in 2021, yet Murray beat Shapovalov in their previous meeting in 2022 – a three-set contest.

Key match details

Shapovalov vs Murray prediction

  • Match Schedule – February 26th, 06:00 GMT
  • Venue – Aviation Club Tennis Centre, Dubai
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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