Liam Broady in the second round of Wimbledon 2022, London, UK
Liam Broady in the second round of Wimbledon 2022, London, UK | (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Doha 2023 | Liam Broady takes on fellow qualifier Krutykh in Doha main draw

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Liam Broady [Q] v Oleksii Krutykh [Q]
  • H2H: First Meeting
DOHA, QATAR – Liam Broady will take on fellow qualifier Oleksii Krutykh in the opening round in Doha as he looks to rise up the rankings.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Liam Broady [Q] v Oleksii Krutykh [Q] H2H: First Meeting
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After a good win over Nikoloz Basilashvili, Liam Broady will now face fellow qualifier Oleksii Krutykh in the opening round in Doha as he looks to climb up the rankings.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Liam Broady (WR 140) Oleksii Krutykh (WR 169)
Tournament Previous Best QR1 (2018) N/A
1st Serve % 60.2 55.5
Service Games Won % 86.3 85.3
Break Points Saved % 70.8 59.6
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 53.9 48.3
Break Points Converted % 50.5 39.4

Broady is the more consistent player on return but will need to be wary of Krutykh’s big first serve.

 

 

Playing styles and prediction

The Ukrainian has had a decent start to the year having qualified for the Australian Open in January. Krutykh has a big serve and a decent baseline game that can cause players problems on a hard court and the 22 year-old will look to build on that over the rest of the season as he aims for a place in the top 100.

Broady will look to be the dominant player on serve as he looks to make as many first serves as possible and dictate play on the backhand. Krutykh will look to do the same but will need to make deep forehand shots in order to neutralise Broady’s return game. This should be a good match for Broady to get an ATP win and get his ranking to rise with the Brit having a stronger all-round game than the Ukrainian.

Prediction: Broady in three sets.

 

 

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