Lorenzo Sonego vs Andy Murray Prediction and Odds: Canadian Open 2023

The three-time National Bank Open champion is starting this year’s Toronto journey against Lorenzo Sonego in the opening round.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Lorenzo Sonego vs Andy Murray – Match Predictions

It is still too early to say that Andy Murray is fully back on the tour and is a contender to win a title. Still, the three-time Grand Slam champion can be a dangerous opponent to anybody and Sonego will feel that in the opening round of the Toronto Open.

Andy Murray to win

Andy Murray has a winning record for the season and despite losing in the round of 16 in Washington, he has proven that he can play on the highest level. Sonego is much younger than Murray and had his shining moments in the past but Murray will still the show in Toronto. Murray is a three-time champion of this tournament and definitely knows what it takes to win here. Sonego will be a decent opponent but Murray will take care of business and advance to the second round.

First set over 9.5 gamees

Both players see this as an opportunity to start a successful week in Toronto and will get into the match fully focused. Sonego, just like Murray, has a reliable serve and it will take a while before any of them makes a break. Having that in mind, the opening set will be a long one and will go over 9.5 games in total.

Lorenzo Sonego vs Andy Murray Preview

Andy Murray loves to play at the National Bank Open in Toronto and this is a perfect opportunity for him to start the US Open series with a win.

Lorenzo Sonego

Sonego is 41st in the ATP rankings, 20 spots lower than his career high. The Italian is 19-20 for the season and 6-7 on hard.

He is coming off a semifinal appearance in Umag where he lost to Stan Wawrinka in striaght sets.

Sonego’s best result this season were the quarterfinals in Dubai and Motpellier.

Andy Murray

The former No. 1 Andy Murray is currently 44th in the ATP rankings. He is 27-13 for the season and 11-6 on hard.

Last week, he lost to Taylor Fritz in the round of 16 in Washington after previously defeated Brandon Nakashima.

Murray is a three-time champion in Toronto winning the last time in 2015. This year, he won three lower level tournaments in Nottingham, Surbiton and Aix en Provence.

Lorenzo Sonego vs Andy Murray Head to Head

Murray won the only previous match against Sonego. It was the opening round of the tournament in Doha earlier this year when the former world No. 1 won 4-6, 6-1, 7-6.

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Lorenzo Sonego vs Andy Murray Match Details

  • When will the match between Sonego vs Murray be played? The match is scheduled for August 8.
  • Who is the favorite in the match between Sonego vs Murray? Given the odds, Murray is a slight favorite to win this match.
  • How many times has Andy Murray won the Toronto Open? Murray is a three-time Toronto Open champion winning the tournament in 2009, 2010 and 2015.

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Marko Mitevski

Marko is a former athlete who meanwhile got his law degree. He has followed basketball since the ‘90s and is very familiar with all levels of the game, from the NBA, and the NCAA, all down to European leagues and international competitions.