Murray vs Basilashvili Live Stream, Tips & Prediction

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Murray vs Basilashvili Live Stream

Andy Murray and Nikoloz Basilashvili renew their growing rivalry when the pair clash in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Australian Open Live Stream, Tips & Predictions

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili free Australian Open tips, predictions and live stream information – Murray has won their two previous meetings, with both players winning a set each time…

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Australian Open Live Stream

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Match Details

🎾 Competition: Australian Open R2
🗓 Date: Tuesday January 18
 Time: 3.00pm
🏟 Stadium: John Cain Arena

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Head to Head

Murray leads 2-0

  • 2022 | Sydney R16 | Murray 6-7 7-6 6-3
  • 2021 | Wimbledon R128 | Murray 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-3

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Tips, Prediction & Preview

Andy Murray targets his first win at the Australian Open since 2017 when he comes up against the flashy and unpredictable Nikoloz Basilashvili in the opening round on Tuesday.

Murray’s injury troubles over the last few years have been well documented – he’s got two metal hips after multiple surgeries and has been toiling away in an attempt to claw his way back up the rankings for the last couple of seasons.

It’s been a long road back and Murray will likely never have the movement he once did, but he’s been gradually improving with each tournament – including a run to his first final since 2019 in Sydney last week, where he came from a set down to beat Basilashvili in a three-hour epic.

That wasn’t the only big match the pair have faced off in over the last 12 months, with Murray prevailing in a four-setter at Wimbledon last year. It should have been closed out in straights, but Murray lost seven games in a row from 5-0 up in the third before recovering in the fourth.

The signs were great for Murray in Sydney – the former World No. 1 and five-time Australian Open runner-up also got a good win over Reilly Opelka before being outplayed by an on-fire Aslan Karatsev in the final.

Basilashvili is as enigmatic as they come on the ATP Tour – the Georgian is prone to going on extended losing streaks – he’s currently lost his last five matches – but can switch it on at any moment for immense success.

Case in point – Basilashvili making the Indian Wells Masters final last year and three ATP 500 finals in Beijing and Hamburg (twice).

However, the problem with Basilashvili’s style is that it isn’t sustainable and he can’t be consistent with it, especially against top players who make him play that one extra ball.

Murray is a master of making his opponent play one more shot, so if he can maintain the level he produced in Sydney, he should be able to weather the storm again.