Broady vs Hurkacz: what to expect from this match?
On July 27, Liam Broady takes on Hubert Hurkacz in the second round of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Who will be the stronger player? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Broady began his Tokyo Olympics campaign with a hard victory over the clay court specialist Francisco Cerundolo. To defeat the Argentine, Liam needed three sets (7-6, 6-7, 6-2). The Briton clearly hasn't come to the Olympics in the best shape, and we do not expect that he can advance very far in the tournament, especially since his opponent in the second round is Hurkacz.
Hurkacz was supposed to play against Marton Fucsovics in the first round of the Olympic tournament, but the Hungarian withdrew before the start of the competition due to injury. he was replaced by the little-known Australian Luke Saville, who was easy prey for Hubert. Hurkacz confidently defeated his opponents in two sets (6-2, 6-4). The Polish athlete performs really well on hard this season - he has 14 victories on this surface and only 3 defeats.
In the last five matches, Hurkacz has played 3 tie-breaks.
Under 9.5 games were played in the first set in 3 of Broady's last 5 matches.
Broady does not frequently appear at big tournaments, mostly playing at different challenges. Liam has little chance of success in the matches against more skilled and experienced tennis players. Hurkacz is in good shape - this season the Pole already won 14 victories on hard. We are betting on his victory in the upcoming match.
Our prediction - Hurkacz to win with a handicap of (-4) games.
Prediction: Handicap (-4) to Hurkacz
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Hurkacz is the favourite of the match and if he does not create problems for himself, he will be able to easily win the upcoming fight in two sets. Broady is not likely to put up a fight.
Second prediction - total under 21 games.