Fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and unseeded Andy Murray will on Thursday square off in the second round at Wimbledon. The winner of this match will play either unseeded Laslo Djere or 32nd seed Ben Shelton in the third round. Andy Muray is a former champion here. Though he is far from the player he was when he won his two titles, he will target winning again. The Brit has been superb on grass where 11 of his 24 victories this year have come. He defeated wildcard Ryan Peniston in straight sets in the first round. It took two hours for the world number 40 to achieve the victory which is his 97th overall on grass. Murray and Tsitsipas have met twice before and have one win each, Murray however won their only encounter on grass. The former world number one has won three challenger titles thus far with two being on grass.
Stefanos Tsitsipas arrives for this match after battling to win a five-set thriller with Dominic Thiem that lasted almost four hours. The Greek number one came back from a set down to win only his second match on grass this year. Tsitsipas has played five times on the surface this season. He has not dominated on grass as in the two other main surfaces and has a career record of 22-16. The world number five has once again dominated in a majority of the matches he has played. He has won 31 of his 43 matches and has finished as runner-up twice including in Melbourne. Tsitsipas' best ever finish at the All England Club came five years ago when he made it to the fourth round.
Our prediction for Andy Murray v Stefanos Tsitsipas is for Murray to win. Murray is a far better player on grass than Tsitsipas and has won the only fixture between them on the surface. He also spent considerably less time on the court in the first round than Tsitsipas and will be fresher.