Murray vs. Kyrgios
|Date & Time||Monday July 4, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Nick Kyrgios and Andy Murray square off early in the fourth round of the 2016 Wimbledon.
Nick Kyrgios is coming off a four set win over Feliciano Lopez that took more than two and a half hours. In the victory, Kyrgios won 69 of 98 first serve points and racked up 48 winners and 28 unforced errors. Kyrgios has played three long matches to get to this point and continues to make his shots when needed most. Kyrgios has 54 aces and 103 winners in his last two matches, numbers that give him a chance to win this match. Kyrgios has five wins over top-10 player this season and nine overall. Kyrgios hopes to make a grand slam quarterfinal for the third time in his career. Kyrgios has won six of his last eight matches on grass.
Andy Murray is coming off a straight sets win over John Millman that took just over two hours. In the victory, Murray won 41 of 49 first serve points and racked up 32 winners and 34 unforced errors. Murray has yet to drop a set this tournament and has won 11 of his last 14 sets overall. Murray has won no less than 84 percent of his first serve points in two of his three matches and is simply playing the best tennis we’ve seen from him in years. Murray is a machine right now and has just one loss since the Rome Masters. Murray hopes to make a grand slam for the 10th time in 11 tries. Murray has won eight straight matches on grass.
These two have met four times in the past and Murray has won all of those matches. The most recent match was in the 2015 US Open, a match Murray won in four sets. This will be the first match on grass.
This should be a fun matchup between two friends and two players in great form. However, Murray is the better player on grass and has been in elite form this entire year. With Djokovic out, Murray should easily be the favorite to win this tournament.
Fun match, but give me Murray in four sets.