This week’s game at Antwerp is the best result of the season for Marius Copil, who managed a solid victory against Diego Schwartzman in the previous match, and will face the legendary British Andy Murray in the quarterfinals.
On Friday evening, after 7.30 pm, the third quarter final of ATP Antwerp is scheduled, between the British Andy Murray (243 ATP) and Marius Copil (92 ATP) from Romania. The recommended tip concerns the total number of games won by our compatriot.
▪️The legendary British player, who has reached the age of 32, is currently ranked 243 ATP, being withdrawn from the circuit for a long period due to injuries.
▪️It was very close to withdrawing from the activity, returning to the start in the double test with some decent results.
▪️He had a solid track in the Asian tournaments, considering his level, managing to reach the quarterfinals in Beijing, where he was defeated by Dominic Thiem, while in this tournament he won against Kimmers Koppejans and Pablo Cuevas , in minimum sets.
▪️Formerly no. 56 ATP at the end of the previous year, Marius has now dropped to 92nd place, going through a pretty bad season.
▪️After a series of totally unfavorable results, the Romanian resumed his activity with Andrei Pavel, with whom Marius Copil obtained the best result of his career, the final against Roger Federer from Basel.
▪️This fall he managed to reach the second round at the US Open, but this tournament represents the most consistent result of the season, coming from qualifications, and Federico Delbonis and Diego Schwartzman passed on the main table.
◾️The two players have met so far twice, both games being won by Andy Murray, and the last one took place last season in Washington, where Murray prevailed hard, 2-1 in sets.
Andy Murray: Player form, news and statistics
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▫️Sir Andy Murray (32) is one of the 4 iconic tennis players of the last decade, in professional men’s tennis.
▫️Unfortunately for him, the injury from his hip kept him away from the field for more than 7 months.
▫️The comeback was a tough one, with a number of negative results this fall.
▫️The Scotsman is playing for the first time on the main table in Antwerp from the position of protected player, hoping to accumulate competitive matches in the stands.
▫️This is Murray’s first indoor hardcore tournament since the 2016 Champions Tournament final!
▫️Murray has not won an ATP title since March 2017.
▫️In the first 2 rounds here, Andy passed the Belgian Coppejans (158 ATP) with a score of 6-4 7-6 and then the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (45 ATP) with 6-4 6-3.
Marius Copil: Player form, news and statistics
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▫️Marius (29 years old) made a very nice gift yesterday, by winning in a decisive set against the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, series leader at Antwerp.
▫️The 1.91-meter Aradean reached 4 consecutive victories in Belgium and also went on to score on the indoor hard in 2019 (8-6).
▫️His main weapon was the service, which was at an all time high. In the last 3 games he has totaled 30 aces against Hoang, Delbonis and Schwartzman.
▫️The child returned to an excellent level of play, just like last fall, when he played the final of the ATP tournament in Basel, against Roger Federer.
▫️Now the pressure is even higher on his shoulders, because he has many points to defend, and otherwise he could fall far into the world hierarchy, outside the first world hundred.
🎾Statistics of the direct matches Andy Murray vs Marius Copil
◽️Murray leads 2-0 in direct confrontations. The first match won by the British was played on slag, in Madrid 2017 (score 6-3 6-4).
◽️The second one took place on the hard outdoor last year in Washington (score 6-7 6-3 7-6) and was extremely balanced, lasting over 3 hours.
◽️Child managed 20 aces then and totaled 3 points more than Andy!
Tennis Prediction of the Day Andy Murray vs Marius Copil
I do not agree with the odds offered at bookmakers and I have the impression that Marius Copil will make a good match. Maybe you keep close to the opponent, even enter the decisive set, so the handicap with the addition to the total games seems to me to attack.
We face two service players, who make many aces and have a first high quality ball. It will hardly be a break, especially since the novel has shown an excellent form.
We have two players who can make long sets. Their last direct match had 2 tiebreakers and there are high chances that history can be repeated. The bet proposed by me below came out at the matches played by Marius in the first two rounds of this tournament.
Prediction Today: Over 20.5 games
I go to the 29-year-old Romanian, who could hold his rival title for much longer. The child has the ability to win many games lightly when he returns the ball in the game, being redeemable with the first service. Murray is recovering from hip surgery, but remains far from the highest level he has ever achieved. The tip can be a winner even in the event of a failure in 2 sets, provided that Marius leads in extensions at least one of them.
Bet Tips: Over 8.5 games – Marius Child