Highlights Andy Murray vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili Sydney Tennis Classic – Sydney
Stats: aces, double faults, breaks, winners
After this match, the head to head between Murray and Basilashvili is 2-0 for Andy.
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The last time that they locked horns, Murray won 6-2 6-2 in the quarter in Shanghai back in 2016.
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Nikoloz won the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping his serve in the 4th (1-3) game, The Georgean broke back in the 9th (4-5) game before bringing the set at the tiebreak that he won 7-4.
The Georgean won 4 minibreaks in the 5th (2-3), 8th (4-4), 9th (5-4) and 11th (7-4) point. On the other side, Murray won 2 minibreaks in the 2nd (1-1) and 3rd (2-1) point.
This was the tiebreak sequence: 0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4
Nikoloz was unerring in converting all his break points in the 1st (0-0 15-40 and 30-40) and the 8th game (3-5 15-40 and 30-40). Also, on the other side, Murray was flawless in converting all his break points in the 2nd (1-1 30-40 and 40-A), the 4th (2-1 0-40, 15-40, 30-40 and 40-A) and the 10th game (5-4 30-40).
They played 93 points. This was a hard-fought set and finally Basilashvili won just 1 point more than the Brit (47-46). The Georgean conceded 19 points on serve (33-19). Regarding the other side of the net, Andy conceded 14 points on serve (27-14).
Murray won the set after he broke the Georgean in the 5th (3-2) game. Basilashvili tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 10th (5-5) game. However, the Brit refused to give way to eventually clinch the set at the following breaker at 3.
Andy won 3 minibreaks in the 1st (1-0), 8th (6-2) and 10th (7-3) point.
Murray won the tiebreak 7-3 after he conquered a decisive 3-1 lead.
This was the tiebreak sequence: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3
The Brit was clinical in converting the only break point that he conquered in the 5th game (2-2 40-A). On the other side, Basilashvili converted 25% of his break points (1/4). He had his opportunities in the 6th (2-3 30-40), the 8th (3-4 30-40 and 40-A) and the 10th game (4-5 40-A).
They contested 94 points. This set was so close that, Andy won this set even if he scored the same amount of points as his opponent. The Brit conceded 18 points on serve (31-18). On the losing side, Nikoloz conceded 16 points on serve (29-16).
Murray started the set in the best possible way after breaking Nikoloz Basilashvili in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. That break defined the set and it was sufficient for the Brit to win the set (6-3) since there were no other breaks.
Murray converted 25% of his break points (1/4). He had 4 break points opportunities in the 2nd (1-0 40-A) and the 4th game (3-0 15-40, 30-40 and 40-A). On the other side, Basilashvili wasn’t able to convert 1 break point in the 9th game (3-5 30-40).
They contested 61 points. Andy conquered the set after winning 7 points more than Basilashvili (34-27). Andy dropped 10 points on serve (22-10). On the losing side, Nikoloz conceded 12 points on serve (17-12).
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