Paire vs. Murray
|Date & Time||Monday July 10, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Andy Murray and Benoit Paire meet in the fourth round of the 2017 Wimbledon.
Andy Murray is coming off a four sets win over Fabio Fognini that took 37 games to decide. In the victory, Murray won 74 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Murray had a bit of a scare in his third round match, but he won 43 percent of his return points and came away with majority of the big points like he usually does. Murray is showing no signs of his hip injury and had 15 aces in his third round victory, which only adds to how tough its going to be to beat the defending Wimbledon champion. Murray hopes to make his 13th grand slam quarterfinal appearance since 2014. Murray hopes to make the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon for a 10th straight appearance. Murray has won 10 of his last 11 matches on grass court.
Benoit Paire is coming off a straight sets win over Jerzy Janowicz that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Paire won 81 percent of his first serve points and 62 percent of his second serve points. Paire has won his last eight sets and has been broken just once in his last two matches. Paire is coming off a match in which he dropped just 12 of 63 first serve points and has to like his chances if he can continue getting double-digit aces. Paire hopes to make a grand slam quarterfinal for the first time in his career. This is just the second time (2015 US Open) Paire has made the fourth round of a grand slam. Paire has won six of his last eight matches on grass court.
These two have played one in the past, which was in the 2016 Monte Carlo Masters, a match Murray won in three sets. The match took 32 games to decide.
Murray just showed that he can still win even when he doesn’t play his best, and the crowd is an extra boost for him, as we just saw. Its tough seeing Paire, who hasn’t been in this spot often, and has a similar flashy game as Fognini, who Murray just beat, end Andy’s run. Paire just doesn’t have it in him to beat Murray on this stage.
Murray wins this match probably in straight sets.