Andy Murray in the quarter-final of the 2022 Boss Open in Stuttgart, Germany
Andy Murray in the quarter-final of the 2022 Boss Open in Stuttgart, Germany | (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Washington 2022 | Murray opens Washington bid against Ymer

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Andy Murray v Mikael Ymer
  • H2H: First Meeting
WASHINGTON D.C., USA – Andy Murray looks to strengthen his bid for a US Open seeding in the American capital next week and first up for Murray is Mikael Ymer.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Andy Murray v Mikael Ymer H2H: First Meeting
ATP Washington Washington D.C., USA
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After a mini-break, Andy Murray continues his bid to be seeded at the US Open and first for the Brit in Washington is Mikael Ymer.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022)

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H2H: Andy Murray (WR 50) Mikael Ymer (WR 108)
Tournament Previous Best Final (2006) N/A
1st Serve % 60.3 64.5
Service Games Won % 82.6 70.7
Break Points Saved % 59.7 60.8
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 54.5 50.5
Break Points Converted % 37.6 40

Murray will need to produce better stats on serve if he wants to win this match as Ymer has proved to be clinical on return this season.

 

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Playing styles and prediction

Ymer has struggled for wins on the main tour this season and consistency. The Swede’s solid baseline game last won back-to-back matches at a tournament at Roland Garros and has struggled for momentum since reaching the semi-finals in Montpellier. Now Ymer will look to use the US hard court swing as an opportunity to get some form back.

Murray will look to impose his game early on and be aggressive to take advantage of the Swede’s limited power. Should Murray serve with consistency and accuracy then he should start his campaign with victory but it will be interesting to see with a mini-break since his last tournament whether that is an advantage or a disadvantage in this match.

Prediction: Murray in straight sets.

 

 

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