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Frances Tiafoe vs Andy Murray: Prediction and Betting Tips

17:00, Aug 24 2021
Frances Tiafoe vs Andy Murray prediction for Tuesday’s Winston-Salem Tennis Open showdown at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. 13th seed Frances Tiafoe meets world number 114 and former world number one Andy Murray in the 1/16 round of the Winston-Salem 250 ATP Tour. You can read our preview free prediction and betting tips in the following lines.

Frances Tiafoe is in a mediocre season trying to find good form

The 23-year-old America hasn’t had the best of seasons so far. In fact, his best result was reaching the quarter-finals in London and Delray Beach. Moreover, the world number 51’s win/loss record stands at 17/16. Notably, Tiafoe had his best record on the grass-court having reached the third round of Wimbledon and winning the challenger tournament in Nottingham.

On the hard courts, Tiafoe has a 10-8 record. The highlight of his season was in Toronto when he beat Denis Shapovalov after being the underdog to win with odds of 3.20. Also, the American’s last tournament was in Cincinnati where he beat the favorite of his match, Ugo Humbert. Finally, in his last match, Tiafoe lost to Schwartzmann in two sets.

Tiafoe Key Stats

  • Tiafoe is serving 58% on hard courts this season
  • The world number 51 played 25.8 games per match this season on hard courts
  • The American won 51.4% of points on his second serve

Andy Murray still looking for better form

Since 2016, his best season ever in which he won nine titles including Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics, Andy Murray’s career saw a dip. Evidently, injuries kept crippling in and the Brit was limited to playing under 35 matches in the last three years. Moreover, the former world number one slipped down the rankings until he reached 114 in the world.

As for this season and on the hard courts, Murray played six matches, winning three and losing three. In his last match, the 34-year-old beat Noah Rubin who filled in for Nick Kyrgios in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open. it was an easy match for Murray beating the American qualifier 6-2-6-0. However, it won’t be as easy for the Brit in his second match.

Murray Key Stats

  • Murray played 21.8 games per match on hard courts this year
  • The average points won by Murray on his first serve is 71.5%
  • Andy won 77.4% of his service games this year on hard courts

Frances Tiafoe vs Andy Murray Prediction

Andy Murray is trying hard to get back to his former status on the Tour as one of the leading players. But the former world number one is failing big time. In fact, he has not got past the round of 16 of any tournament he played in 2020 and 2021.

Similarly, Tiafoe is not able to find the form he was in 2018 in which the American enjoyed his best season. Nonetheless, Tiafoe’s results are better than Murray’s and that is why the bookies find the American a slight favorite. Tiafoe’s win has odds of 1.80 while Murray’s is 2.00 at Vbet.

In conclusion, we don’t think it will be easy for both players. In the only H2H, Murray won in three sets last year. Hence we think we might see a similar scenario of many games played. 

Frances Tiafoe vs Andy Murray Betting Tips

Over 20.5 Games 1.52 at Vbet

 

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