Vienna Open 2021 R2: Andy Murray vs Carlos Alcaraz Predictions, Live Stream, When and Where to Watch

Published 10/25/2021, 10:34 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 been in phenomenal form in these past couple of months. Finally, he also registered a Top 10 win, upsetting Polish professional Hubert Hurkacz in the opening round in Vienna. But now, the Scot will again face Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz to make it into the quarterfinals.

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Before this, Murray had battled past Alcaraz in the Indian Wells Masters second round: 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. So, will history repeat itself in Vienna, or will the 18-year-old Spaniard get his revenge?

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Andy Murray vs. Carlos Alcaraz, Vienna Open 2021 R2: Predictions

Undoubtedly, Andy Murray is building his resurgence on the ATP Tour tournament after tournament. Moreover, with his win over Hurkacz, he has found the missing piece in his game, the confidence to win big. Therefore, young Carlos Alcaraz would need something special to stop the three-time Grand Slam champion in Vienna.

Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) hits a shot 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

On the other side, the Spanish teenager has the resolution to take down big stars fearlessly. In the opening round, he defeated Englishman Dan Evans in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

Hence, Alcaraz will not make this second-round battle for Murray any easier. But the first one to get on to the nerves of their opponent might get through to the Last 8.

Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Carlos Alcaraz of Spain reacts after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (not pictured) on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Conclusively, it is a blockbuster encounter of talent and skill between Murray and Alcaraz. And on paper, there both are inseparable. That is why it now only depends on who is hungrier to win between the two on the given day.

Prediction: Murray def. Alcaraz in straight sets

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Television and Live Streaming Channels for Murray vs. Alcaraz

Notably, tennis fans in the United States can switch on the Tennis Channel to watch the Vienna Open. As for fans in Australia, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom, live coverage will transpire on beIn Sports, Eurosport, Sky Deutschland, Telefonica (Moviestar), and Amazon Prime Video, respectively.

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Additionally, Eurosport will cover the ATP 500 tournament in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, and other European countries. Here’s an entire list of the TV schedule for the ongoing Vienna Open.

For Canadian tennis fans, TSN will provide live coverage of this match. Moreover, to watch the Vienna Open live and on-demand, fans will need to subscribe to TennisTV.com.

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All in all, every tennis fan will be looking forward to watching Murray take on the young aspirant again. The time of the match on 27th October 2021 is still undecided.

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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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