Andy Murray in the first round of the 2021 US Open, New York, USA
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Tennis | ATP Metz | Andy Murray looking to overcome Challenger disappointment as he takes on Humbert in Metz opener

  • Andy Murray [WC] v Ugo Humbert [6]
  • H2H: Murray leads 1-0
METZ, FRANCE – Andy Murray is looking to overcome a disappointing performance at the Rennes Challenger as he takes on Ugo Humbert in Metz.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Andy Murray [WC] v Ugo Humbert [6]

H2H: Murray leads 1-0

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After a disappointing loss in Rennes last week, Andy Murray takes on Ugo Humbert in his opening match in Metz.


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2021 – Hard)

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Andy Murray (WR 116)

Ugo Humbert (WR 26)

Tournament Previous Best


R2 (2018)

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Both players have similar stats however Murray has been more clinical on break points and return as well as that he has shown that he is able to produce his best serves when break points down. The Brit will have to raise his first serve percentage if he wants to find consistency on his serve.


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Playing styles and prediction

Humbert has failed to back up his breakthrough years in 2019 and 2020 with the Frenchman’s only real success coming in Halle. Still victories over Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Felix Auger-Aliassime show that he is a real threat on the tour with his big serve and unique power-hitting from the baseline.

Murray will need to put the pressure on from the start of the match and continue to be aggressive. There needs to be consistent serving and returning at a high level if Murray wants to have a good week here and start with an impressive opening round match. If the Murray who played Tsitsipas at the US Open turns up then it’s a comfortable victory, if the Murray who played in the Challenger last week turns up then it will be a difficult afternoon. The question is which Murray will decide to play in Metz?

Prediction: Murray in three sets



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