Isner vs. Murray
|Date & Time||Sunday November 6, 2016, 9:00 PM (EST)|
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Andy Murray and John Isner meet Sunday in the Final of the 2016 Paris Masters.
Andy Murray is coming off a victory over Milos Raonic in which the Canadian withdrew due to a quad injury. Murray is now the No. 1 player in the world for the first time in his career and has a chance to win his eighth title of the season. The last thing Murray’s opponent needed was a rested player given his form and his overall consistency throughout the year. Murray is playing the best tennis of his life and has lost just three matches since winning the Wimbledon. Murray has won seven of his last nine final appearances. Murray has won nine straight matches on indoor hard court.
John Isner is coming off a straight sets win over Marin Cilic that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Isner won 86 percent of his first serve points and 75 percent of his second serve points. Isner has now won five of his last six sets and is coming off a match in which he won 41 percent of the return points. With the way Isner is serving, any sort of success on the return should produce a victory. Isner has just one win this season over a top-10 player, which was Saturday’s win over Cilic. Isner has a chance to win his first title this season and is in his second final of the year. Isner is 7-9 in final appearances on hard court and 0-1 on indoor hard court final appearances. Isner has won seven of his last eight matches on indoor hard court.
These two have played seven times in the past and Murray has won all seven meetings. The most recent match was in this years Erste Bank Open 500, a match Murray won in straight sets. Isner has won four sets against Murray throughout his career.
Murray is not only playing the best tennis of his life and has owned Isner throughout his career, but he’s also the rested player who didn’t have to play a match in the semifinals. Again, Isner always has a chance to win with his service game, but everything is lined up for Murray to win another title.
Murray for the victory.