Murray vs Daniel Tips, Prediction & Live Stream

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Murray vs Daniel Tips

Andy Murray looks to build on his magnificent first round win when he meets qualifier Taro Daniel in the Australian Open second round on Thursday.

Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel Australian Open Tips, Predictions & Live Stream

Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel free Australian Open tips, predictions and live stream information – Daniel hasn’t dropped a set in four matches from qualifying…

Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel Match Details

🎾 Competition: Australian Open R2
🗓 Date: Thursday January 18
 Time: 5.30pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: John Cain Arena

Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel Head to Head

Murray leads 1-0

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Andy Murray vs Taro Daniel Tips, Prediction & Preview

Former World No. 1 Andy Murray is playing some of his best tennis since double hip surgery as he prepares to face qualifier Taro Daniel for a spot in the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

A five-time runner-up in Melbourne, Murray believed his career was potentially over when he lost a five-setter to Roberto Bautista Agut on John Cain Arena back in 2019, which resulted in an emotional tribute video being broadcast after the match.

However, Murray has worked tirelessly to ensure that wasn’t the case and now three years later, the Scot is beginning to reap the rewards for all the effort he’s put in to getting his body right.

Murray’s trademark movement will never be the same, but the three-time major champion’s grit and general talent is still there and he’s looking better with every match to begin the 2022 season.

Murray made the final in Sydney and backed it up with a tremendous five-set victory over the flashy Nikoloz Basilashvili, repeating the victory he had over the Georgian last week.

It was a fantastic performance as Murray weathered 69 winners from the racquet of Basilashvili, remaining the more solid and consistent player throughout the almost four-hour long encounter.

Murray will get a completely different opponent in the form of Daniel in the second round.

Daniel doesn’t have much firepower and tends to rely on his own brand of consistency to force his opponents into error.

The Japanese player has been excellent to begin the season, winning seven of his eight matches and prevailing in all four matches in Melbourne over the last week without dropping a single set.

However, Daniel’s game style won’t do much to trouble Murray if the Scot continues to perform at the level he has been this year.

Murray trounced Daniel 6-1 6-3 6-1 in their only previous meeting back in 2016 when he was at the peak of his powers, which is an illustration of how good this match-up is for him.

It’s hard to say how Murray’s body will respond to his gruelling matches over the last week and a bit, but if there’s no issue there, then the former No. 1 will fancy his chances of getting the job done in straights once more.

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