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A place in the third round of the National Bank Open is up for grabs as Max Purcell and Andy Murray lock horns on Wednesday. It’ll be interesting to see who will be left standing at the end of this match.
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Max Purcell vs Andy Murray – Match Predictions
With both players setting their sights on a round of 16 spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Max Purcell to Not Go Down in Straight Sets
We would like to point out that Max Purcell is coming off an impressive straight sets victory over former World number 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime. The Australian player is coming into this match with a ton of confidence; he has won three consecutive matches, all in straight sets. Moreover, the only other time Purcell went up against Andy Murray, he won the first set. Given that the British player suffered two losses in his last four matches, we believe that Max Purcell can take a set today; and considering the odds offered, there’s a lot of value here.
Over 21.5 Games
Although 21.5 might seem a little high, it may interest you to know that the only other encounter between these players went comfortably above this line. Furthermore, two of Andy Murray’s last four matches ended in maximum sets, and three of those went above the projected total. For this reason, our second Max Purcell vs Andy Murray prediction is over 21.5 games.
Max Purcell vs Andy Murray Preview
How have these players fared in recent weeks? Let’s take a look at both players’ latest results.
As previously mentioned, Max Purcell took on Felix Auger-Aliassime in the first round. Despite being the underdog, he subdued the Canadian in straight sets. Purcell is currently on a three-match winning streak, and a six-sets winning run; he’ll hope to extend that run as he faces former World number 1 Andy Murray.
On the other hand, Andy Murray squared off against Lorenzo Sonego in the previous round; he held his own against the Italian, winning in two sets. Murray will set his sights on a place in the Toronto Open round of 16; and he’ll fancy his chances against Max Purcell.
Max Purcell vs Andy Murray Head to Head
This will be the second meeting between these players. Max Purcell and Andy Murray previously clashed at the Newport Open last year, where Murray emerged victorious in three sets.
Max Purcell vs Andy Murray Match Details
- What time will the Purcell vs Murray match start? This match is scheduled for Wednesday 9th August, not before 21:00 BST.
- Which court will host Max Purcell vs Andy Murray? These players will go toe-to-toe with each other at the Toronto Open’s Court 1.
- Who won the most recent encounter between these players? Andy Murray, in three sets.
- Is it possible to watch the Canadian Open in the United Kingdom? Of course, you can catch all the action live on Amazon Prime if you stay in the UK.
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