Andy Murray reaches ATP Hall of Fame quarters: Key stats
Veteran tennis ace Andy Murray has reached the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2022 ATP Hall of Fame Open. The Briton edged past Max Purcell in three sets on Wednesday. He won the contest 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. In the previous match of this ATP 250 event, Murray had overcome Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-0. Here we present the key details.
Murray served eight aces compared to five from Max. He also went on to make five double faults which was higher than Max's one. Murray had 71% win on the first serve and collected 97 points. He converted 7 out of the 15 break points.
This was the first meeting between the two players. It was a hard-earned win for Murray with the unorthodox Purcell slicing nearly all of his ground strokes. "He has a very different game style to a lot of the players on Tour nowadays," Murray said. Murray also said it took some time to get used to that way of playing.
Next up for Murray is Alexander Bublik, who beat Jack Sock 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Murray has a 3-1 lead against Bublik in their career meetings. He beat Bublik in Stuttgart this year (6-3, 7-6). Prior to that, Bublik overcame Murray at the 2022 Indian Wells Masters, winning 7-6, 6-3. They also met in Rotterdam this year with Murray winning the contest 7-6, 6-4.
Murray has a 22-11 win-loss record in 2022. He also handed a walkover to Novak Djokovic at the 2022 Madrid Open. Recently, Murray crashed out of the second round at 2022 Wimbledon. Prior to that, he was beaten by Matteo Berrettini in the Stuttgart Open final. His only other finale appearance came in January at the Sydney International.
Murray has steered clear of Boris Becker in Open Era grass-court wins and win percentage according to ATP Stats. He now has a 117-25 record on the surface, bettering the 116-25 record of former tennis legend Becker.