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

Who will win?


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Martin J

Hall of Fame
Can't believe I'm rooting for Murray in basically every match he plays nowadays, never liked the guy that much nor his game before. But, if the alternative is LostGen, then Muri goat FTW!
 

Kralingen

Talk Tennis Guru
Basil is one of those guys who if you showed his highlights to non tennis fans they’d 100% believe he’s the best in the world. Murray doesn’t have the legs to absorb all that pace once Niko stops missing.
 

Carax

Hall of Fame
This is going to end 6-1, 1-6, 6-1, 1-6, 7-6

Edit: nvm, Basilashvili just screwed up with a double fault
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
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New Murray too in love with hitting. He needs to watch some peak Murray matches, when he was able to destroy the rhythm of guys like Basilashvili.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
When Andy Murray was sorting out his 100 mixed juice bottles before the match, I had a feeling I'd be up a while.

Good stuff.
 

killerboss

Professional
Watching from 2nd set. Basilashvilli is ball bashing every single shot with no real tactical play or consistency. All depends whether Murray can counter it and his stamina.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Murray sound effects getting it done.

That was a delightful teasing drop shot. Murray gets the break. Yes, I'm ready for the immediate break back. Are you?
 

D.Nalby12

G.O.A.T.
Basil has more shot making talent in his finger than Murray's entire body. But Murray' pushing skills are out of this world (even with metal part in body).
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Set point for Murray! Commentators keep talking about how one side of the court gives you aces and winners but the other doesn’t, strange.
 

RyanRF

Professional
Basilashvili is not super underrated or super overrated. He's simply a gambler.

He goes for whatever shot he feels like, regardless of what traditional tactics would prescribe. Sometimes it works out and he hits outrageously good shots. Other times he makes really silly errors.

As a gambler, he's not really bothered by this. He just hopes to make more than he misses when it counts.
 

Kralingen

Talk Tennis Guru
Gotta get to bed but I’m already predicting:

Basilashvili starts clicking and gets the 4th set, Andeh puts up a valiant fight going up a break, down a break, then back on level terms in the 5th, fights until the end, ultimately loses. That script is 90% of his matches of his these days.
 
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