Andy Murray Powers Past Hubert Hurkacz at Vienna Open 2021, Faces Carlos Alcaraz For The Quarterfinals Spot


Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Andy Murray denied World No.10, Hubert Hurkacz in the three sets 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3 to en route to the second round at the Vienna Open 2021. And He also marked his first top 10 win of the season. 

Notably, Murray defeated Hurkacz for the first time in their third meeting in ATP Tour. Hence, Polish still leads(2-1) in their head-to-head series. 

“It was a good match that could have gone either way. I was disappointed to drop serve in the opening game of the third, but thankfully I was able to get the break back in the next game and from there I probably deserved to get over the line. It was a good win in tough circumstances,” Andy Murray said in the post-match interview. 

Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz: Head-To-Head 

Murray will face Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz for the quarterfinals spot at the Erste Bank Open 2021. It will be the second meeting between the Scot and the Spaniard in the ATP Tour. 

In the first meeting, Murray beat Alcaraz in the three sets(5-7, 6-3, 6-2) at the 2021 Indian Wells Masters. As a consequence, Murray leads(1-0) Alcaraz in their head-to-head record. 

“My movement has been getting a little better with each match. A lot of my movement is about anticipation and when you’re not playing many matches – like I haven’t been in recent years – you don’t read the play quite as well.

Now I’m starting to see the ball a little earlier and starting to react a little quicker, which means I will start to chase more balls down,” the 34-year-old from Glasgow added. 

The 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz stunned British Dan Evans in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) in the first round.

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