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Djokovic vs. Murray Preview Analysis

New York, U.S.A.

Murray, Djokovic© Getty ImagesThe last time Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic met at the US Open was in the 2012 final.

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will clash for the 21st time in the US Open quarter-finals on Wednesday night in New York. Djokovic leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 12-8, but the last time they played at the US Open, it was Murray who came through in five sets to win the 2012 title. 

Djokovic has been the best returner of serve in the tournament, especially against second serves - an area that has been problematic for Murray. 

IBM data suggests that Djokovic should have the edge in baseline rallies, so it will be imperative for Murray to serve well to get control of the points early and give himself opportunities to attack.

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DJOKOVIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Very strong serving - 31 aces – 67 per cent first serves in play; 79 per cent first serve points won; 60 per cent second serve points won - held 48 of 52 service games
  • Best return of serve in the tournament - 25 breaks in 49 return games played - especially strong returning second serves (65 per cent won)
  • Best baseline performance in the tournament – 62 per cent won - 42 forehand winners - 27 backhand winners
MURRAY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Under a lot of pressure on serve - faced 37 break points, broken 13 times - 18 double faults
  • Big forehand weapon - 66 forehand winners - 29 backhand winners
  • Very strong when he attacks the net - won 104 of 129 net approaches (81 per cent)

Statistcs courtesy: IBM

Djokovic   Murray
31 Aces 29
4 Double Faults 18
33% Unreturned Serves 27%
67% 1st Serve % 58%
79% 1st Serve Points 72%
60% 2nd Serve Points 56%
4 Broken 13
13 Break Points Faced 37
52 Games Served 71
92% Service Games Held 82%
125mph Fastest Serve 136mph
76% Returns In Play 76%
38% 1st Return Points Won 34%
65% 2nd Return Points Won 57%
25 Breaks Of Serve 23
45 Break Points 54
56% Pct. Converted 43%
49 Return Games Played 68
51% Return Games Won % 34%
42 Forehand Winners 66
33 Forehand Unforced Errors 55
27 Backhand Winners 29
38 Backhand Unforced Errors 48
116 Winners 175
81 Unforced Errors 123
45 of 73 Net Points Won 104 of 129
62% Net Points Won Pct. 81%
62% Baseline Points Won 49%
28 Games Lost 58
0 Sets Lost 2
6:33 Time On Court 10:04


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