2019 European Open – Andy Murray vs Ugo Humbert Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Andy Murray vs Ugo Humbert taking place? Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium

When is Andy Murray vs Ugo Humbert on and what time does it start? Saturday 19th October, 2019, 16:00 (UK)

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

Where can I stream Andy Murray vs Ugo Humbert? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live va their platform

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THE LOWDOWN

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ANDY MURRAY

  • Andy Murray is looking like the dark horse for the European Open title after overcoming a second-set tie-break loss to beat Marius Copil in the decider of their quarter-final.
  • The world number 243 has faced down plenty of aces at this tournament, 20 from Copil and 14 from Pablo Cuevas, which suggests he still has work to do in his reaction game but could also be an energy conserving tactic.
  • The 32-year-old has never played his semi-final opponent Ugo Humbert before but the Frenchman would be a significant win in his road to recovery and second only to Matteo Berrettini in his record this autumn.

UGO HUMBERT

  • French youngster Ugo Humbert beat second seed David Goffin in remarkable style in their round of 16 clash before beating fifth seed Guido Pella in three sets in the quarters.
  • Humbert reached a career-high of 46th in the ATP world rankings in July this year after a surprising Wimbledon campaign was ended by eventual champion Novak Djokovic.
  • Now world number 70, Humbert has won two Challenger events this year in France and Turkey but this is his third tour-level final this year.

THE PREDICTION

Ugo Humbert has the potential to win this tournament but he will have to get past a resurgent and determined Andy Murray to do so. The Frenchman must treat the Brit as the player he was before his surgery whilst Murray is an unknown entity to both his opponents and himself. Experience may take over here, and the knowledge that he is just two matches away from winning his first singles title can take Murray through to the final.

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