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Andy Murray continues his quest of defending his title, and he looks to be in a particularly impressive form this time. His next opponent on Monday will be the South-African Kevin Anderson, and the winner will advance to the quarterfinals.

 

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Andy Murray started out his 2014 campaign like a man on a mission, marching into the second week of Wimbledon without losing a set during his first three matches in the tournament. In fact, the Scot hasn’t even had to play a single tie-break so far, which can change against Kevin Anderson. Against the Slovenian Rola and the Spaniard Bautista Agut, he seemed like a man possessed, barely losing games while steamrolling the opposition.

 

His next opponent (currently 20th in the world) has already been tested, having to win a four and a five setter match in round 2 and round 3 respectively, after beating the Slovenian Bedene in straights sets during his Wimbledon 2014 debut. In the second round, Roger-Vasselin managed to win the second set, and in the third round, Kevin Anderson had to come back from a 1-2 deficit, to beat the tour’s probably most theatrical player, the Italian Fabio Fognini.

 

Andy Murray and Kevin Anderson met 2 times so far in their careers, both matches being on a hard court, each player winning one. Their first duel was at the 2010 Australian Open, where Andy Murray breezed through the South-African, beating Kevin Anderson 6-1, 6-1, 6-2. In their second match during the 2011 Montreal tournament, surprisingly Kevin Anderson was the one who easily won, dispatching Andy Murray 6-3, 6-1, in two very easy sets.

 

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This will be the first battle between the two on this surface, and the favorite is obviously Andy Murray, but if Kevin Anderson can serve well, and get into a couple of tie-breaks, he has a puncher’s chance to make it interesting.

 


Tags: Kevin Anderson, Wimbledon, Andy Murray
Posted: 30th June 2014


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