US Open 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Andy Murray Tennis Pick and Prediction

US Open 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Andy Murray Tennis Pick and Prediction

TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) meets Andy Murray in the First Round on Monday August 30th, 2021.

Third seeded Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas will face unseeded Andy Murray of Great Britain in the First Round of the 2021 US Open in New York. This will surely be a spectacular match between two very exciting players and it is rather strange to see a match of this quality in the First Round. Tsitsipas has established himself as one of the best players in the world over the past few seasons and is one of the main contenders for the title here in New York. Can the former world number one Murray cause the stunning upset and knock the third seed out?

Stefanos Tsitsipas is the third seed here at the 2021 US Open and is currently ranked #3 in the world. The Green superstar is enjoying a breakout season this year, having won his first ATP-1000 title in Monte-Carlo and reaching his first Grand Slam Final at Roland Garros. He is currently in very good form, having reached back to back Semi-Finals at both the Rogers Cup and the Cincinnati Open, and is seemingly ready to make a run at the title here. His explosive baseline game is perfectly suited for the hard courts here at the US Open and his serve has become a dominant weapon. He is the big favorite to win here against Andy Murray but knows that he cannot drop his guard as his opponent is a former world number one and Grand Slam champion with a wealth of experience.

Andy Murray is unseeded here at the 2021 US Open and is ranked #114 on the ATP Tour. The former world number one has seen his ranking plummet in recent seasons as he has had major issues with injuries, at one point fearing that his career was over. It is a real pleasure to have him back playing on the ATP Tour, even though he is no longer the player that he once was. While his game is not as explosive as it was before he is still very experienced and is certainly someone that the top players will have wanted to avoid. He is the big underdog here against third seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas but the Greek has been known to have mental lapses, and Murray will be ready to take advantage if that happens.

This will be the first meeting between the two players on the ATP Tour, and it is one that tennis fans will not want to miss. It is not often that a match with this much quality happens in the First Round of a major, so we are in for a treat here. This is a relatively easy match to predict. While Andy Murray is a hall of famer and has won multiple Grand Slams, it is evident that he is not the player that he once was and does not have the quality to compete with the very best players in the world, of which Stefanos Tsitsipas is one. The Greek star is one of the main challengers for the title here at the 2021 US Open and it is very unlikely that he will lose here. Murray is still good enough to make it interesting, however he will lose here as Tsitsipas advances to the Second Round.

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