Andy Murray is slowly and steadily starting to get into form. Recently, in the Vienna Open, the Scottish player defeated the 5th seeded Polish player Hubert Hurkacz. After winning the first set very easily with a scoreline of 6-4, the British player lost the second set.
Though in the second set, both players played equally well. The second set was won by Hurkac by 7-6. In the decider set, Andy Murray took the charge and won the set 6-3. This also ensured his seat in the next round of the tournament.
In the round of 16 now, he will face the 18-year-old Spanish player, Carlos Alcaraz Garfia. We take a look at the head-to-head battle between the player and see who has a better chance of making it to the quarter-finals of the tournament. Here’s everything that you need to know.
Andy Murray v/s Calos Alcaraz- Head to head
Recently, the 34-year-old player from Britain praised the Spaniard player. He said that he thinks Carlos can be a better player in the coming future. “I also think of Alcaraz, who has enormous potential but who is still young,” said Murray. But the two will now face off against each other.
As of now, Andy Murray maintains a 100%win record against the Spanish player though they have played just once before. Let us lookout when it was.
- ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells: This year, the players faced off against each other for the very first time. It was in the Indian Wells in the round of 64 matches. After losing the first set 7-5, Andy Murray made a strong comeback and won the remaining two sets with a scoreline of 6-3, 6-2.
Murray wins the clash of generations ????
Andy Murray has prevailed vs 18-years old Carlos Alcaraz in an epic 3 hours fight to get back in @BNPPARIBASOPEN 3rd round for the 1st time since 2016!
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— We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) October 11, 2021
Who is expected to win?
As the things stand, Andy Murray has a higher chance of winning the match and booking his ticket to the quarter-finals. The experience he possesses will most certainly help him to do so. But we do know for a fact that the Spanish player is a rising star and can also turn the tables. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top.