2022 Australian Open 1R: [21] Nikoloz Basilashvili vs [WC] Andy Murray

Who will win?


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Deleted member 629564

Guest
Quite a match in the opening round.

H2H
Basilashvili 0-2 Murray
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Vegas odds
(as of 13 January)
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What's your prediction?
 

Agassi-Fan

Rookie
I watched this match and I was really thinking Basillashvilli was going to win easily. He was really over hitting in the first set, and kept looking at his racket as if he was angry it was losing tension with the roof being closed. On the other side, Murray has been practicing for over a month with his larger racket and I think that actually helped him.

Murray said Basillashvilli hits some of the hardest shots he has ever seen. Guy is just a beast....just needs to have a plan-B for when things start to come off the rails.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
This matchup is entirely on Basherhashbillie’s racquet and should be a pretty easy win. Murray is clinging on.

Basherhashbillie was dominating in Sydney when he didn’t bash. When played a little steadier, didn’t panic early in rallies going for low percentage winners and played with variety to move Murray in all four directions, especially forward.
 

taylor15

Hall of Fame
This matchup is entirely on Basherhashbillie’s racquet and should be a pretty easy win. Murray is clinging on.

Basherhashbillie was dominating in Sydney when he didn’t bash. When played a little steadier, didn’t panic early in rallies going for low percentage winners and played with variety to move Murray in all four directions, especially forward.
Easy win? He’s 0-2 against him
 

Max G.

Legend
I think Basilashvili takes this one. Murray through to the final this week, and won’t fully recover in time.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
This matchup is entirely on Basherhashbillie’s racquet and should be a pretty easy win. Murray is clinging on.

Basherhashbillie was dominating in Sydney when he didn’t bash. When played a little steadier, didn’t panic early in rallies going for low percentage winners and played with variety to move Murray in all four directions, especially forward.

Never ceases to amuse me how often Murray's opponents are guaranteed an easy win against him by some on here. :cool:
 

Blahovic

Professional
This matchup is entirely on Basherhashbillie’s racquet and should be a pretty easy win. Murray is clinging on.

Basherhashbillie was dominating in Sydney when he didn’t bash. When played a little steadier, didn’t panic early in rallies going for low percentage winners and played with variety to move Murray in all four directions, especially forward.
So basically if Basilashvili plays like a completely different player it should be an easy win.

Basilashvili has played twice against half-crippled Murray and lost both times. It's not going to be easy unless Murray is exhausted by his Sydney run. A player like Basilashvili is always going to miss a lot of shots and a player like Murray is always going to find a way to win a lot of points from that.
 

Rebel-I.N.S

Hall of Fame
I think today’s match only being 1 hour and 32 minutes helps Murray quite a bit.

He also seems to play better against players he’s faced previously.
 

Forgive Me Father

Hall of Fame
This matchup is entirely on Basherhashbillie’s racquet and should be a pretty easy win. Murray is clinging on.

Basherhashbillie was dominating in Sydney when he didn’t bash. When played a little steadier, didn’t panic early in rallies going for low percentage winners and played with variety to move Murray in all four directions, especially forward.

Rubbish.

Whenever they engage in neutral rallies, Murray feels more comfortable due to superior technique...

Basilashvili absolutely has to push the envelope, and was winning when he hit winners.
 

Bud

Bionic Poster
I watched this match and I was really thinking Basillashvilli was going to win easily. He was really over hitting in the first set, and kept looking at his racket as if he was angry it was losing tension with the roof being closed. On the other side, Murray has been practicing for over a month with his larger racket and I think that actually helped him.

Murray said Basillashvilli hits some of the hardest shots he has ever seen. Guy is just a beast....just needs to have a plan-B for when things start to come off the rails.
He has the fastest average BH and FH on the tour
 

D.Nalby12

G.O.A.T.
Good chance Murray is going home in first round. Basil will hit him off the court. At least this will going to be a tight 4/5 setter..
 

mr tonyz

Professional
My local broadcast gets wiped out during match point for a live press conference on Corona. lol.

Edit wrong thread. Ooops!
 
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Vamos Rafa Nadal

Guest
I was so confused but now I get it: you guys were talking bout a match they had in Sydney! I thought for sure this match hasn't happened yet!

Go Basilashvili!!!!!
 

Jezza94

Rookie
Nice to see Andy back playing in Australia after several years away.

I thought 2019 was the end of him when he announced his “retirement” and lost bravely to Bautista Agut.
 

snr

Semi-Pro
Nice to see Andy back playing in Australia after several years away.

I thought 2019 was the end of him when he announced his “retirement” and lost bravely to Bautista Agut.

I had always felt like it was everyone that was announcing his retirement for him lol.. and that he was still figuring things out.
 
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Vamos Rafa Nadal

Guest
Come on Basilashvili! At least a few of us are rooting for you!!! (;
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
Murray goes down in 5. Epic battle, blah, blah, blah, such a warrior, bad luck with the draw, will get wild card for next tournament.

I think he justified a few more wildcards with his run in Sydney anyway ... And he may not need wildcards for too much longer if he gets some more wins and the COVID protections are phased out in the rankings.

Basilashvili will be dangerous but I think Murray can beat him again here.
 

Halba

Hall of Fame
I think Murray can contend for slams again with this kind of serve and form. Especially aus open or Wimbledon.
 

Kralingen

Talk Tennis Guru
Basilashvili just played one of the best return games of his entire career there. Absolutely smacking shots off both wings. I’d be shocked if he hit a single one more than 2 feet from the line as well.
 
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