Francisco Cerundolo vs Andy Murray – First Round – Preview & Prediction | 2022 US Open
When is Francisco Cerundolo vs Andy Murray on and what time does it start? Francisco Cerundolo vs Andy Murray will take place on Monday 29th August, 2022 – not before 16:00 (UK)
Where is Francisco Cerundolo vs Andy Murray taking place? Francisco Cerundolo vs Andy Murray will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, USA
What surface is Francisco Cerundolo vs Andy Murray being played on? Francisco Cerundolo vs Andy Murray will take place on an outdoor hard court
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Former world number one Andy Murray won his first Grand Slam title here in 2012 with a five-set epic over Novak Djokovic, whom he also beat for his first of two Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon a year later. The 35-year-old’s most recent of 46 ATP titles came at the 2020 European Open but he has reached two finals this season, losing to Aslan Karatsev at the Sydney Tennis Classic and Matteo Berrettini at the Stuttgart Open. Murray took then world number three Stefanos Tsitsipas to five-sets in the first round last season. World number 27 Francisco Cerundolo won a maiden ATP title last month at the Bastad Open, stunning the likes of defending champion Casper Ruud and Pablo Carreno Busta. The 24-year-old has impressed across all three surfaces this season with a searing run to the semi-finals of the Miami Open back in March ended by Ruud and a brilliant performance against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon lats month that ended in four sets.
This is exactly the kind of draw Andy Murray was hoping to avoid early by securing a seeding at the US Open and recent issues with cramping suggest his body is not ready for the five-set format in New York. The 35-year-old will be up for the challenge as always but Francisco Cerundolo’s mature display against Nadal at Wimbledon is a sign of how the Argentine will approach another opportunity to beat one of the greats. Cerundolo has won each of his last three matches, though, and he has so far failed to win a match on a hardcourt anywhere but his surprising run in Miami back in March. Sets seem likely to go both ways here, so take Cerundolo to win at least two sets, or Murray to win at least one, and leave the winner up to chance.