Andy Murray in the first round of 2021 Wimbledon, London, UK
Andy Murray in the first round of 2021 Wimbledon, London, UK | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Doha 2022 | Murray aims for redemption in Australian Open rematch against Taro Daniel

  • Andy Murray [WC] v Taro Daniel
  • H2H: Tied at 1-1
DOHA, QATAR – Andy Murray looks for redemption in Doha as he takes on Taro Daniel in a rematch from their second round contest at the Australian Open.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

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Andy Murray [WC] v Taro Daniel

H2H: Tied at 1-1

ATP Doha

Doha, Qatar

Hard 

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Third on Centre Court, not before 6pm (3pm GMT)

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After a second round exit to Felix Auger-Aliassime in Rotterdam, Andy Murray looks for redemption when he takes on Taro Daniel in Doha in a rematch from their Australian Open clash which Daniel won.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022 – Hard)

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H2H:

Andy Murray (WR 95)

Taro Daniel (WR 110)

Tournament Previous Best

Winner (2008, 2009)

QR3 (2013)

1st Serve %

60

63.8

Service Games Won %

81.5

86.3

Break Points Saved %

55.6

66.7

2nd Serve Return Points Won %

51.2

57.3

Break Points Converted %

30

51.5

The Japanese star has had a very good start to the season especially on serve and that shows in the stats as Murray knows he will need to be clinical on return if he wants to earn revenge in Doha.

 

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Playing styles and prediction

Daniel will be playing his first tournament since the Australian Open where he beat Murray in straight sets before losing in four sets to Jannik Sinner. The Japanese star has a good all-round game with his speciality being on return and being clinical on the big points.

Murray will need to produce a higher level on serve than he did in Melbourne if he wants to have a chance of winning this match. The plan should be to be aggressive and continuing to work the angles as that is what the Japanese star does so well. Murray should have more energy than he had in Melbourne and it would be expected that would result in a different outcome than the one in Australia. However there is no doubt that a stern test still awaits the three-time grand slam champion in Doha.

Prediction: Murray in three sets.

 

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