Andy Murray in the second round of the 2022 US Open, New York
Andy Murray in the second round of the 2022 US Open, New York | (Photo by Frey/TPN/Getty Images)

Tennis | Miami Open 2023 | Murray looks to continue consistent form against Lajovic

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Andy Murray v Dusan Lajovic
  • H2H: First Meeting
MIAMI, USA – Andy Murray looks to continue his recent consistent form when he takes on Dusan Lajovic in his opening match in Miami.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Andy Murray v Dusan Lajovic H2H: First Meeting
Miami Open 2023 Miami, USA
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After winning two matches at Indian Wells, Andy Murray looks to continue his consistent form this season when he takes on Dusan Lajovic in his Miami opener.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022)

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H2H: Andy Murray (WR 52) Dusan Lajovic (WR 76)
Tournament Previous Best Champion (2009, 2013) R3 (2016, 2019, 2021)
1st Serve % 63.5 67.8
Service Games Won % 83.2 74.6
Break Points Saved % 64.4 59.4
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 51.3 55.4
Break Points Converted % 31.8 48.5

Murray will look to continue to serve to a high standard as he looks to neutralise Lajovic’s efficient returning ability.

 

 

Playing styles and prediction

Lajovic hasn’t had the start to the season that he would have been expecting as he is yet to win a match on a hard court this season. The Serbian was able to build up some confidence on the South American clay courts but has struggled to find his rhythm on hard courts. Now Lajovic will look to change that before entering the European clay court swing.

Murray will need to be wary of Lajovic’s returning ability especially in a match where the Serbian really has nothing to lose. The Brit will look to continue to serve to a high standard and be the aggressor, testing Lajovic’s defensive skills under pressure. As long as Murray can maintain a consistently good level of play from the baseline then he should have too much quality for the Serb.

Prediction: Murray in straight sets.

 

 

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