Robin Haase vs Andy Murray Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Haase vs Murray | Thursday 2 July, 2015 | Wimbledon | 13.00 BST
Andy Murray takes on Robin Haase in the second round of the Championships at Wimbledon on Thursday after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin in a first round match that was tougher than expected.
Murray will now step up and hope to put in a more aggressive performance in his clash against Dutchman Haase after being forced to work for his 6-4 7-6 6-4 win over Kukushkin.
The first round tie took place under intense heat with the mercury reaching well into the thirties on Tuesday. Murray’s style of late has been more attacking but his opponent’s strong groundstrokes put him on the defensive as Kukushkin tried to dictate the pace and the points.
“For me it’s a bit frustrating because you obviously want to go out there and perform as best you can, whereas today I didn’t feel like I was able to do that because of the way that he was playing,” said Murray.
“He was hitting the ball this high [very low] over the net and so flat and down the line.
“It’s very difficult to dictate points when your opponent’s playing like that. The way he played just made it extremely difficult to play offensive tennis.
“You just have to sometimes knuckle down and try to get the win.”
Murray admitted that the 31 degree heat had a big impact on how the game panned out.
“It was definitely hot today, I haven’t played loads of matches on that court when it has been as warm as that,” he said.
“The day I played Novak [Djokovic] in the final, it was extremely hot, but I don’t remember playing so many matches at Wimbledon where it was into the thirties.
“The on court temperature I was told was 41 degrees when I was playing so it was very hot.
“I was glad to get off in three sets and a couple of hours because ideally you don’t want to be playing extremely long matches in those conditions because it’s tough.”
World number 78 Robin Haase comes into the second round having got the better of Alejandro Falla in four sets, 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-2. He’ll need to put in a first rate performance if he’s to beat an in-form Murray, having failed to win against the Brit since 2009.
The pair have met twice in Grand Slams with Murray coming out victorious on both occasions which occurred at the US Open in 2011 and 2014.
Robin Haase vs Andy Murray Betting Tips
Murray’s current form is close to unstoppable, making him a favourite to win at Wimbledon this year. It will take a stroke of luck as well as an outstanding performance from Haase if he’s to stand a chance at winning against the Scot.
If you’re backing Murray, the best odds you’re going to get are 1/50 at Betway, so we’re thinking of going all out for the exact score market. A couple of quid on Murray to win 6-4 6-4 6-4 at 45/1 (Sky Bet) should pay out nicely.