European Open 2021 R2: Andy Murray vs Diego Schwartzman Predictions, Live Stream, When and Where to Watch

Published 10/20/2021, 10:44 PM EDT
Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) reacts after winning a point during his second round match against Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Former World No.1 Andy Murray has a steep path to climb to the summit of the European Open 2021. In the opening round, he survived the lengthiest 3-set clash of the 2021 season against American Frances Tiafoe. It went on until three hours and 45 minutes on the clock before the Scot finished the match: 7-6(2), 6-7(7), 7-6(8). And now, he faces second seed Diego Schwartzman in the second round. A much challenging test, indeed.

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Notably, it is their first professional career meeting on the ATP Tour. Therefore, most of their encounter will go into cracking the opponent’s gameplay. However, considering Murray and Schwartzman’s experience, the duo will ensure a high-quality battle in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Andy Murray vs. Diego Schwartzman, European Open: Predictions

Notably, for the past couple of months, 34-year-old Andy Murray has been in outstanding form. Even though he hasn’t been able to convert big wins against top players, he has come close every time. Hence, this might be another opportunity for him to register a prominent win.

Oct 12, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) hits a shot against Alexander Zverev (GER) during a third round match in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

On the other side, the Argentine professional Diego Schwartzman has had a tough 2021 season. So far, he has booked a 32-20 win-loss record on the ATP Tour. Moreover, clay courts being his preferred surface, he might find it tough to bring his best in Antwerp. But given his competitiveness and resilience, no one can count him out.

Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Diego Schwartzman of Argentina hits a shot against Alex Molcan of Slovakia in a third round match on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Additionally, Schwartzman might have a slight advantage given Murray’s long battle against Tiafoe. But the Scot will inarguably give his all no matter what.

All in all, it will be an entertaining encounter between the two talented professionals. Let’s see which of the two will make it into the quarterfinals.

Prediction: Murray def. Schwartzman in three sets.

Watch this story: Andy Murray vs Frances Tiafoe: Longest Best-of-Three Clash of 2021 ATP Season

Television and Live Streaming Channels for Murray vs. Schwartzman

For fans in the United States, Tennis Channel will broadcast the match. TSN will telecast this match in Canada, whereas iQiyi and ESPN International China will show the proceedings in China.

Moreover, Indian tennis fans can watch Murray vs. Schwartzman on Discovery India. In Japan, WOWOW will show the match.

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Chiefly, Eurosport will cover major European countries, including France, Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and Hungary.

Same way, ESPN International Latam will broadcast the European Open in most South American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and others. Here is the entire list of broadcasters for the European Open 2021.

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For fans looking to watch the match on their digital devices, Tennis Tv App, Sporza, and RTBF will provide live streaming services. The match will start not before 6:30 pm local time.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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