Alex De Minaur will play against Andy Murray in the round of 16 in Zhuhai and you can read our best tennis prediction. The game is on Thursday, 26 September and will not start before 03:00 UK.
Alex De Minaur world number 31 beat in the US Open 1st round Pierre-Hugues Herbert and in the 2nd Christian Garin. In the 3rd he was outsider against world number 8 Kei Nishikori but he beat the Japanese in 4 sets and qualify for the round of 16 where he was favorite against Grigor Dimitrov but lost in 3 sets. De Minaur played on hard in Atlanta and he won the tournament after beating Bradley Klahn, Bernard Tomic, Reilly Opelka and in the final world number 30 Taylor Fritz. After that, he lost his first game in Washington from Peter Gojowczyk and then he also lost in the 1st round in Montreal – Masters from Daniel Evans. Cincinnati was better where he won in the first round against Marco Cecchinato and then beat in the second Reilly Opelka but in the third lost from Yoshihito Nishioka. He started in Zhuhai against John Millman and beat him in 2 sets.
We are happy all tennis fans that we see again Murray playing tennis. His official comeback was in Cincinnati where he lost from Richard Gasquet in his first game 6-4, 6-4. Then he played in Winston Salem but also lost in the 1st round from Tennys Sandgren. Then the British decided that it’s better to play in Mallorca challenger and won his first two matches but lost in the round of 16 from Matteo Viola which was a big surprise. It’s been a month since the tournament in Mallorca and Andy is back in Zhuhai where he revenges his lost in the 1st round against Sandgren who beat him in the Winston Salem.
De Minaur is expected to win that game because Murray is still adapting and has to find his best form and shape again. The British won in the first round but still lost a set and De Minaur is a lot stronger at the moment from Tennys Sandgren so I think that he will beat Andy in this game. Best tennis prediction: Murray to win