Match Venue: Melbourne Park
Match Date: 18 December 2017
12BET (Sports News) Andy Murray will try to protect his current standing as the world’s number one when he meets Andrey Rublev in the second round of Australian Open.
The experience Scottish player will look forward into a back to back win after thrashing Illya Marchenko on the first round. In an interview with the prominent star he said that he have seen Rublev playing the sports, but haven’t played against him. He doesn’t know a lot of things about his contender.
Tennis enthusiasts believe that this game will be in favor of the 29-years old player as he has the experience compared to his rival.
The 19-years old Russian ranked 152nd in the world and is expecting to snatch a better spot as he participates in this most prestigious event. His first match had led into a loss and bouncing back will be a challenge for him.
Meanwhile, Rublev remains to be positive saying that he is excited to meet Murray and he has nothing to lose in this campaign.
Although a lot have seen how the world number one struggled to have an easy win in the first round as it accumulated a total of two hours and 48minutes to register a three-set win. Being optimistic will be the key for him, as what he said most of his best tennis experience has happened in Melbourne. He even losses five times in seven years in the Australian Open which he considered as learning.
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