2019 European Open – Andy Murray vs Kimmer Coppejans Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Andy Murray vs Kimmer Coppejans taking place? Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium

When is Andy Murray vs Kimmer Coppejans on and what time does it start? Tuesday 15th October, 2019 - not before 18:30 (UK)

What channel is Andy Murray vs Kimmer Coppejans on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Andy Murray vs Kimmer Coppejans? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

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THE LOWDOWN

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ANDY MURRAY

  • Andy Murray is up to world number 243 as things stand and enters into the European Open in Antwerp with his protected rank after a successful Asian swing.
  • The 32-year-old pushed Fabio Fognini all the way last week at the Shanghai Masters in their second-round match and it could have gone either way as tempers flared, with Murray winning more points than the Italian who made the big shots matter.
  • The former world number one is doing better than expected on his comeback from career-threatening surgery and will enter the Australian Open in 2020 one year after he almost retired at the event due to chronic hip and back pain.

KIMMER COPPEJANS

  • Belgian wildcard Kimmer Coppejans will play the most famous player in the European Open draw in front of a home crowd when he plays Andy Murray on Tuesday night.
  • 26-year-old Coppejans has only played three tour-level matches this year but did well to win both Davis Cup qualifying matches against Brazil at the beginning of the year as well as qualifying for Roland-Garros, where he lost in the first round to Yannick Maden.
  • Coppejans has played just one player within the top 100 of the ATP rankings this year in a quarter-final loss to Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien at a Challenger event in Chile, and despite his current rank, Andy Murray is certainly the hardest foe he has faced this year.

THE PREDICTION

Expectant father Andy Murray has plenty to celebrate right now as he is set to enter the 2020 season in good shape following a heart-rending first-round loss in Australia that was almost a premature end to his career. On the court, the Brit is looking fired up and should be considered match fit for three-set contests from here on in, as he works his way up to Grand Slam performance levels. This first-round match with Belgium’s Kimmer Coppejans will be trickier than it appears, with the world number 158 playing to a home crowd, but Murray should nonetheless get the job done in routine fashion.

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