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By Ralph Staniforth
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Andy Murray vs James Duckworth Preview

Andy Murray enjoyed a good run on the grass in the build up to Wimbledon and should make short enough work of James Duckworth in his opener.
  • Andy Murray vs James Duckworth Preview
  • Head to Head
  • Andy Murray Recent Form
  • James Duckworth Stats
  • James Duckworth Recent Form
  • Andy Murray vs James Duckworth FAQs

Duckworth has had a dismal 2022 campaign with just two match victories this year, and both in qualifiers. Murray can cover the handicap and win in straight sets.

  • Andy Murray has won 9 of his last 11 matches.
  • Andy Murray has won 7 of his last 9 matches in straight sets.
  • Andy Murray have won his 2 previous matches against James Duckworth.
  • James Duckworth have lost 10 of his last 12 matches.

Head to Head

Murray is 2-0 in the head to head having beaten Duckworth 3-1 in the 2018 US Open and 2-0 at the Brisbane International in 2019. 

Andy Murray Stats

Nationality: Great Britain
Age: 35 (15 May 1987)
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 51
Career High: 1 (November 2016)
Career Singles Titles: 46
2022 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 3 (2 Wimbledon, 1 US Open)
Wimbledon Best Result: Winner 2013 & 2016

Andy Murray Recent Form

Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray arrives in SW19 in fine form after reaching the semi-finals of the Surbiton Challenger and final of the Stuttgart Open.

In Stuttgart, Murray beat Christopher Oconnell, Alexander Bublik, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios in straight sets before losing 6-4 5-7 6-3 to Marco Berretini in the final. 

It is a run of seven wins in nine matches on the grass and nine in his last 11 matches overall.

James Duckworth Stats

Nationality: Australia
Age: 30 (21 January 1992)
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 77
Career High: 46 (January 2022)
Career Singles Titles: 0
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Wimbledon Best Result: Third Round (2021)

James Duckworth Recent Form

It has been a season to forget for Duckworth, who lost his first eight matches of the year.

Duckworth finally broke his duck at Eastbourne last week, beating Daniel Cox 6-3 6-1 and followed it with a 3-6 6-2 6-4 win over Mikael Ymer in qualification.

However, he lost again in the first round with Duckworth going down 4-6 7-6 7-6 to Lorenzo Sonego.

Andy Murray vs James Duckworth FAQs

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James Duckworth has lost every match in the tournament proper this year with his only victories coming in qualification. He should be no match for an in-form Andy Murray.

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