Opelka vs Murray: prediction for the ATP Sydney match
Reilly Opelka faces Andy Murray in the semi-final of the Sydney International on Friday, January 14. Who will become the finalist of the tournament? Look out for our answer in the prediction below.
Reilly Opelka has finally found his game. The American tennis player looked solid at the current tournament in Sydney and recorded two confident victories in his first matches. In his opener, Opelka defeated Jordan Thompson in two straight sets (6-3, 6-2), and in the second match, he outplayed Brandon Nakashima (7-6, 6-2).
Andy Murray played two very different matches at this tournament. First, the British athlete confidently defeated Viktor Durasovic (6-3, 6-1), but then he had a very tough duel with Nikoloz Basilashvili, who had a real chance of ousting Murray (6-7, 7-6, 6-3). In the quarter-final match, Murray walked over David Goffin, who withdrew before the start of the match.
Opelka played 4 tie-breaks in his last 5 matches.
Under 9.5 games were played in the first set in 3 of Murray's last 5 matches.
Murray has been unimpressive at the current tournament, and we are not convinced that he can put up a fight against Opelka, who has been enjoying his big serve. We think that this match will end quickly.
Our prediction - total under 25 games
Murray makes too many mistakes and is not convincing on his serve. We think that Opelka will get a landslide victory here.
Second bet - Opelka to win