Andy Murray in the first round of 2021 Wimbledon, London, UK
Andy Murray in the first round of 2021 Wimbledon, London, UK | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tennis | Wimbledon 2022 | Murray returns from injury scare to take on Duckworth

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Andy Murray v James Duckworth
  • H2H: Murray leads 2-0
LONDON, ENGLAND – Andy Murray looks to bounce back from an injury scare in Stuttgart as he takes on James Duckworth in his Wimbledon opener.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Andy Murray v James Duckworth H2H: Murray leads 2-0
Wimbledon 2022 London, England
Grass (O) Prize Money: £50,000
Last on Centre Court, not before 5pm BST BBC Sport

After suffering a hip injury scare in Stuttgart, Andy Murray returns to action at Wimbledon and begins his campaign against James Duckworth.


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022)

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H2H: Andy Murray (WR 51) James Duckworth (WR 77)
Tournament Previous Best Champion (2013, 2016) R3 (2021)
1st Serve % 60.1 52.9
Service Games Won % 82.5 75.7
Break Points Saved % 61.8 50
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 53 47.8
Break Points Converted % 34.5 32.8

Murray dominates most of the statistics heading into this match but will be looking to be more clinical on break points as the tournament goes on.


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Playing styles and prediction

Duckworth has struggled with injuries this season and only won his first match of the season at Eastbourne, last week in qualifying. The Australian will be hoping to build some momentum at Wimbledon as he looks to get his year back on track and get a good run of results in the second half of the season.

Murray will be looking to test his hip out early and this is a match that the Brit doesn’t have to play his top level early on. Murray just needs to be consistent on return and produce a similar level on serve to the one in Stuttgart. Should the former champion do that then he should prevail comfortably providing he is back to a good level of physical fitness.

Prediction: Murray in straight sets.




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