Querrey vs. Murray
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 12, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Andy Murray and Sam Querrey meet in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Wimbledon.
Andy Murray is coming off a straight sets win over Benoit Paire that took 33 games to decide. In the victory, Murray won 67 percent of his first serve points and 69 percent of his second serve points. Murray has dropped just one set this tournament and is coming off a match in which he had just eight unforced errors and won 45 percent of his return points. Murray has also gotten a higher percentage of his first serves in play in each of his last three matches, which is a positive sign moving forward. Murray looks to make his eighth grand slam semifinal since 2015 and his eighth Wimbledon semifinal of his career. Murray has also lost in the quarterfinals of a grand slam once since 2015. Murray has won 10 of his last 11 matches on grass court.
Sam Querrey is coming off a five sets win over Kevin Anderson that took 56 games to decide. In the victory, Querrey won 83 percent of his first serve points and 59 percent of his second serve points. Querrey has played a lot of long matches to get to this point, but he’s fresh off a performance where he had 58 winners and 18 unforced errors. Querrey comes up with the big shots when needed most, and he’s won no less than 77 percent of his first serve points. This is Querrey’s second career quarterfinal, as he made the quarters in last years Wimbledon. Querrey hopes to make his first career grand slam semifinal. Querrey has won 10 of his last 13 matches on grass court.
These two have played eight times and Murray has won seven of those meetings. The most recent match was in this years Australian Open, a match Murray won in straight sets. Querrey’s only win over Murray came in the 2010 Los Angeles Open.
Querrey is playing well enough to be given a look in this match, as his serve and ability to hit winners this tournament has been consistent. However, the head to head numbers jump off the page, as Querrey hasn’t had much success at all, and that includes winning a set here and there. Murray also has his serve working to go along with his defense and return. It’s just tough to bet against Murray here, especially when Querrey hasn’t been here often.
I like Murray in probably four sets.