Robin Haase and Andy Murray square off Thursday in the second round of the 2015 Wimbledon.
Robin Haase is coming off a four set victory over Alejandro Falla, which lasted under two and a half hours. Haase got 56 percent of his first serves in play and won 73 percent of those points. Haase won 68 percent of his net points and 53 percent of his second serve points. Haase hit 10 aces, 30 winners and had 21 unforced errors. Haase has to do a better job of getting his first serves in play and can’t afford to have five double faults in this match. Still, overall, it was a solid performance for Haase, who really dominated in the final set with a 6-2 victory. Haase has reached the third round of a grand slam just once in his career, which was the 2011 Wimbledon.
Andy Murray is coming off a straight sets victory over Mikhail Kukushkin, which went just over two hours. Murray got 65 percent of his first serves in play and 76 percent of those points. Murray won 74 percent of his net points and 48 percent of his second serve points. Murray hit 14 aces, 30 winners and had 17 unforced errors. Murray must do better on his second serve, as it was the reason the match lasted longer than it should have, which included a tiebreak in the second set. Still, Murray is moving well and finishing solid at the net. Murray has been bounced in the second round of a grand slam just once in his career, which was the 2005 U.S. Open.
These two players have met five times, and Murray has won four of those meetings. The most recent was in the 2014 U.S. Open, which Murray won in four sets. Haase’s only victory over Murray was in the 2008 Rotterdam Open. This will be the first time they’ve met on grass.
Haase just doesn’t have it in him to make this even somewhat close. Murray is playing at a different level right now and should win this rather easily in straight sets.