Following their earlier meeting just a few weeks ago in the opening round of the 2015 edition of the Davis Cup, Andy Murray and American Donald Young will clash for a second time that season when they meet in the second round of the Miami Open on Friday. This marks the sixth time that the two competitors will cross paths on the professional tour, with Murray leading the head to head series 4-1.
Following an impressive fortnight at Indian Wells, Andy Murray was handed a disappointing straight sets loss at the hands of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-final – his fifth straight loss to the Serb since 2013. He will now look to shake it off and begin a new hunt in Miami, where he intends to lift his third title at the Masters 1000 tournament. Given that he has not won a Masters event in two years, it is important that the Briton focus his efforts on a tournament that he has previously been comfortable in.
Young was barely tested in his opening round match in Miami, as he was up 5-1 on his opponent, Yen-Hsun Lu, the Chinese player who was forced to retire from the match with an injury. He will now have an opportunity to rest for a day and regain his energy to challenge the durable Scot once again this season.
This marks the sixth time that Murray and Young will meet on the professional tour, with the Briton leading the series 4-1. His last two wins against Young came in Davis Cup competition, as he defeated him to help his team overcome the United States twice in the opening round of the tournament. He will now look to pick up his fifth consecutive win over Young, this time en route to the third round in Miami.
Prediction: Andy Murray in Straight Sets
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