Hubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray Tennis Betting Tip Hurkacz to win – 18th August 2021

Murray's Cincinnati bid to fall against powerful Polish opponent Hurkacz

PolandHubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray United Kingdom
18th August from 1500hrs
Tennis – USA – ATP Cincinnati
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds:8/15* (odds taken 2018 GMT, August 17th, 2021)

Britain’s Andy Murray made fairly smooth progress through the opening round of ATP Cincinnati.

So the former champion is through to the next challenge and it’s a much trickier match that Murray faces.

He meets one of the stars of the year, Hubert Hurkacz for a place in the third round.

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Hubert Hurkacz Preview – Hurkacz to march through?

Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz has had a terrific season, picking up two titles along the way.

The biggest of those was at ATP Masters 1000 Miami in March.

Then after a dip in form, Hurkacz made it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon this year, beating Roger Federer and Daniil Medvedev along the way.

Hurkacz was in action last week in Toronto.

There he suffered a quarter final loss as Daniil Medvedev fought back from a set down to claim a revenge win.

In the match outright for tennis betting, Hurkacz is a quote of 8/15* (odds taken 2018 GMT, August 17th, 2021 at Unibet)

Hurkacz did need a deciding set to get through the opening round of this tournament in Cincinnati.

That sets him up for a clash against Murray for the first time on the ATP.

Our betting prediction:
Hurkacz 2-0 set betting

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* (odds taken 2018 GMT, August 17th, 2021 at Unibet)


Given that Hurkacz delivered that title in Miami earlier this year on hard court, it should stand him in good stead.

He has won 10 of his last 12 matches on hard court surface.

The only two to beat him in that sequence being Britain’s Liam Brady at the Olympics and then Medvedev last week.

Heading into action in Cincinnati this week, Hurkacz was on a 22-14 win/loss record for the season.

A Hurkacz 2-0 set betting option for this one is at 13/10* (odds taken 2018 GMT, August 17th, 2021 at Unibet)

He’s proven that he can beat the best in the business this season and has a big chance to progress here.


Andy Murray Preview – Can Murray battle through?

Andy Murray is a two-time Champion in Cincinnati but it’s been a long time since the second of those two titles was lifted.

This is Murray’s first tournament since his Third Round exit at Wimbledon.

In the opening round, he faced French veteran Richard Gasquet and came through in straight sts.

That was important for Murray, not having to expend extra energy on a deciding set.

But in the match tonight for tennis betting Murray is the underdog.

He can be backed at a quote of 11/8 to win this match* (odds taken 2018 GMT, August 17th, 2021 at Unibet).

Murray held pretty firm in the opening round, taking the 6-4 6-4 win over Gasquet.

There’s a bigger challenge ahead here, however, with fierce service power being faced from Hurkacz.

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The Thai First Round match in Cincinnati for Andy Murray was his first on a hard court since March this year.

He has lost three of his last five matches on the hard court surface.

But earlier this year he played in Biella in Italy and did reach the final, but that was a much lower tier tournament than this.

Murray may do very well to just get a set on the board in this match.


Hubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray Betting Advice

The sensible pick has to be Hubert Hurkacz who has had a tremendous season on the ATP.

He should be better for having had those few matches on the hard court in Toronto last week.

Hurkacz is a lot more of a powerful player than Murray’s first-round opponent Gasquet was.

So the 2-0 option on Hurkacz is the tennis betting tip at 10/3* (odds taken 2018 GMT, August 17th, 2021 at Unibet).


Key Facts – Hubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray Betting Tip

  • Hubert Hurkacz has won two ATP titles this year
  • Hubert Hurkacz won his first ATP Masters 1000 title on the hard court in Miami in April
  • Andy Murray has never met Hurkacz before


Murray is at the disadvantage here of having far less time on court than his opponent over the summer.

Plus little time on hard court specifically.

While he was steady enough in that opener, he may find the power and movement of Hurkacz too much.


The best betting odds for Hubert Hurkacz vs Andy Murray

Hubert Hurkacz to win: 8/15 at Bet365
Andy Murray to win: 11/8 at Bet365