Millman vs. Murray
|Date & Time||Saturday July 2, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Andy Murray and John Millman square off early in the third round of the 2016 Wimbledon.
Andy Murray is coming off a straight sets win over Yen-Hsun Lu that took about an hour and a half. In the victory, Murray won 30 of 44 first serve points and racked up 31 winners and 12 unforced errors. Murray continues to play elite tennis and has now won 14 of his last 17 sets. Murray has just 30 unforced errors in his first two matches and has been able to finish his points extremely quick. Murray has just been in another zone this season and has oozing with confidence. Murray hasn’t lost before the fourth round of a grand slam since the 2010 US Open. Murray has won seven straight matches on grass.
John Millman is coming off a four set win over Benoit Paire that took two and a half hours to finish. In the victory, Millman won 60 of 78 first serve points and racked up 35 winners and 18 unforced errors. Millman is just out there looking for his shots, as he’s produced 81 winners and eight aces in his first two matches. If Millman can just trim down his unforced errors, he’ll give himself a fighting chance to make a deeper tournament run. Millman is close to being a top-50 player for the first time in his career and has to be very confident after just picking apart top-25 player in the second round. Millman has never made the fourth round of a grand slam. Millman has split his last eight matches on grass.
These two have played once in the past, which was in the 2013 Brisbane International, a match Murray won in three sets.
Millman’s tournament is already a success after picking up an impressive win over a top-25 player and getting to the third round of a grand slam for just the second time. Although beating Murray simply isn’t going to happen. Murray’s play has been on another planet the last several months and it’s tough seeing that come to an end here.
I’ll take Murray in straight sets.