Andy Murray in the first round of the 2023 Rothesay Open in Notingham, UK
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates victory after winning the Men's Singles Round of 32 match against Joris De Loore of Belgium (not pictured) during Day Two of the Rothesay Open Nottingham at Nottingham Tennis Centre on June 13, 2023 in Nottingham, England. | (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | US Open 2023 | Murray aims to dismiss injury doubts against Moutet

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Andy Murray v Corentin Moutet
  • H2H: First Meeting
NEW YORK, USA – Andy Murray is aiming to dismiss recent injuries as he takes on Corentin Moutet in his opening round match at the US Open.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Andy Murray v Corentin Moutet H2H: Murray leads 1-0
US Open 2023 New York, USA
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Andy Murray will look to recover from an abdominal injury when he takes on Corentin Moutet in his opening round match at the US Open.


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Andy Murray (WR 37) Corentin Moutet (WR 71)
Tournament Previous Best Champion (2012) R4 (2022)
1st Serve % 62 64.6
Service Games Won % 82.5 75.4
Break Points Saved % 62 62.5
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 49.8 52
Break Points Converted % 32.4 33.2

Murray will be hoping to raise his level on return as he looks to be more clinical against an erratic and inconsistent Moutet.



Playing styles and prediction

Moutet has been in poor form heading into the US Open however qualifying for Cincinnati will give him something to build on heading into the final Grand Slam of the season. On his day, Moutet can outplay on the tour but with a short fuse, those occasions are very rare as his erratic emotions can get the best of him.

Murray will look to maintain a consistent performance on serve and return, using depth to force unforced errors from the Frenchman. Meanwhile Moutet will look to use his power and variety to test Murray’s athleticism across the court. Should Murray be 100% fit then he should comfortably win this match but if the Brit is not fully fit then it could be a tough day at the office for the former champion.

Prediction: Murray in straight sets.



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