Andy Murray in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, USA
Andy Murray in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, USA | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Miami 2022 | Murray hoping to seize Miami opportunity against Delbonis in opening match

  • Andy Murray [WC] v Federico Delbonis
  • H2H: Delbonis leads 1-0
MIAMI, USA – In his last tournament for three months, Andy Murray is looking to seize his opportunity in Miami as he takes on Federico Delbonis in his opening match.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Andy Murray [WC] v Federico Delbonis  

H2H: Delbonis leads 1-0

ATP Miami  

Miami, USA

Hard (O)

Prize Money: $18,200

Fourth on Stadium Court, not before 7pm (11pm GMT)

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After another disappointing campaign at Indian Wells, Andy Murray will look to impress in his last ATP tournament before the grass court season as he takes on Federico Delbonis in his Miami Open opener.

 

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

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H2H:

Andy Murray (WR 85)

Federico Delbonis (WR 36)

Tournament Previous Best

Winner (2009, 2013)

R4 (2017)

1st Serve %

58.9

70.5

Service Games Won %

79.4

60

Break Points Saved %

56.3

47.8

2nd Serve Return Points Won %

52.4

43.4

Break Points Converted %

31.7

30.4

Despite Delbonis having a high first serve percentage, the statistics clearly show that Murray is the better player on hard courts on both serve and return.

 

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Playing styles and prediction

Despite his high ranking, Delbonis has not beaten a top 300 player on a hard court this season with the Argentinian losing to an in-form Nick Kyrgios at Indian Wells in his opening match. Delbonis prefers clay courts and it’s expected that he’ll continue to struggle this week in Murray.

Murray will be looking to be consistently aggressive in this match and test Delbonis’ movement and defensive qualities. The Brit should get through he produces a high level of serving and returning but as seen in recent weeks there is an unpredictability at the moment as to which version of Murray will turn up. A win here will be something to build on at minimum heading into the grass court season.

Prediction: Murray in straight sets.

 

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