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Andy Murray v Grigor Dimitrov Betting Tips [31 August 2023]

Tennis - ATP US Open

31 August 2023 12:00

ANDY MURRAY
0
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3
GRIGOR DIMITROV
Tie break to be played in the match
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The match

Former champion Andy Murray faces 19th seed Grigor Dimitrov in round two of the US Open. Murray has a great record against his opponent having won eight of their 11 matches. However, they haven't faced each other since 2016, though Murray did beat Dimitrov in this tournament that year. Murray is 39th in the live rankings and had a comfortable straight sets win over Corentin Moutet in the first round. This is likely to be a lot tougher for the Scot who won the US Open 11 years ago. Hell be glad that the first two rounds have seen him avoid a top 16 player after some tough draws in the past few years. His fitness looks good at present and he'll put up a strong fight in this match.

It was anything but smooth sailing for Grigor Dimitrov in the first round. He lost the first two sets to Alex Molcan and needed a fifth set tie-break (the third of the match) to make it through. Dimitrov has lost in the second round of the US Open in each of the last three years. He did get to the last four in 2019 though and would love to do so again. Only three times though has he got past the second round in New York. Recently he reached the last four in the Washington hard court tournament. This could go either way and a five-set marathon would not be a shock. Our suggested wager is to place a bet on there being a tie-break in this match.

Key Statistics

  • Three tie-breaks were played by Dimitrov in the first round.
  • The last five Grand Slam matches Murray has played have had eight tie-breaks.
  • Only one of the last five Murray v Dimitrov matches hasn't had a tie-break.
  • Their 11 previous matches have seen nine tie-breaks played.

The bet of our experts

This is one of those matches that could go either way. Dimitrov may be tired after his epic first round match and that could be an advantage for Murray. Their previous matches have regularly seen tie-breaks played and our bet is to back one to be played in this match.
Created on 30/08/2023 at 20:08
All tips are fully researched and given in good faith, but profits cannot be guaranteed.
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