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Kei Nishikori vs. Andy Murray 9/27/21 - ATP San Diego, USA Men Singles Picks & Predictions

Kei Nishikori vs Andy Murray Odds & Info

Game Kei Nishikori vs Andy Murray
Date & Time Monday September 27, 2021, 2:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Barnes Tennis Centre San Diego, USA
TV Channel
Tennis

Scottish tennis superstar Andy Murray is set to play at the 2021 ATP San Diego Open in the United States. Murray will begin his campaign against Kei Nishikori from Japan. 

Andy Murray last played at the Moselle Open where he made it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated by the number 1 seed. It is fair to say that Andy Murray is past his peak but the Scot still has the ability to challenge in tournaments and he will be hoping to have a big run at the San Diego Open. The pace and athletic ability seem to have left Andy Murray but the Scot will hope he can challenge his opponent in this match as Nishikori is also an aging player. 

Looking at Kei Nishikori, the Japanese superstar is also past his peak and it seems like he can’t compete with the athletic players on the tour. Kei Nishikori last played at the US Open where he made it into the third round before getting eliminated by Novak Djokovic. While there is no shame in losing to Djokovic, Nishikori would have once given the Serb a much great fight. In contrast to Murray, Kei Nishikori has been still competing in tournaments as he recently made it into the semifinals at ATP Washington DC. This is a good chance for Kei Nishikori to have a big tournament and he will be hoping to defeat Andy Murray. 

Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori have played each other 11 times in the past with Murray winning on 9 occasions and Nishikori winning twice. The most recent match between these two players was in 2017 at the French Open where Andy Murray won. 

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Kei Nishikori

Taking all the information into notice, I see Kei Nishikori winning this match. Neither player is at their peak but Nishikori has been producing better results in comparison to Murray. I see Kei Nishikori defeating Andy Murray in 3 sets. 

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