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Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Predictions, Tips & Live Stream - Murray attempts winning Wimbledon return

  • Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili predictions & tips
  • The first-round Wimbledon match is being played at Wimbledon on Monday 28 June
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili has won 6 of his last 8 matches on grass
  • I am backing Basilashvili to beat Andy Murray
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Andy Murray has not played at Wimbledon since 2017 (Getty Images)
Hannah Wilks 28 Jun 2021
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Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Predictions


Andy Murray is a two-time Wimbledon champion, but has only played five Grand Slam matches in the past four years, losing three of them. 

Nikoloz Basilashvili is currently ranked world no. 28 and has won two titles in 2021. The Georgian is not a strong Grand Slam performer, but reached the semifinals in Halle and has the power to blow a rusty Murray off the court. 

  • Andy Murray has last 4 of his last 6 Grand Slam matches
  • Andy Murray has lost 5 of his last 8 matches against players ranked in the top 50
  • Andy Murray has beaten just one top-100 player in 2021
  • Andy Murray has seen under 41.5 games in 3 of his last 4 Grand Slam matches
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili has a 5-5 record at Wimbledon
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili has won 6 of his last 8 matches on grass
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili has seen under 41.5 games in his last 5 Grand Slam matches
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili has won 5 of his last 6 matches against players ranked 101+

Head-to-Head


This will be the first meeting between Andy Murray and Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Andy Murray Stats


Nationality: Great Britain
Age: 34 (15 May 1987)
Height: 6’3” (191cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 119
Career High: 1 (November 2016)
Career Singles Titles: 46
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 3
Wimbledon Best Result: Champion (2013, 2016)

Andy Murray Form


There is not too much information about Andy Murray’s form as the former world no. 1 is in uncharted territory. He is attempting to make a comeback to the top levels of tennis after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January 2019.

Since returning to tennis after his surgery Murray won a title in Antwerp in 2019 and beat a top-10 player in 2020. But he only played seven matches in 2020. In 2021, he did not play from February until last week at Queen’s Club, where he beat a disinterested Benoit Paire. Up against Matteo Berrettini, Murray was beaten quite easily, 3-6, 3-6.

Murray’s game looks in decent shape, but he is very rusty. More significantly, he has not played a best-of-five sets match since last year’s French Open and is unlikely to be able to maintain his energy levels. 

Nikoloz Basilashvili Stats


Nationality: Georgia
Age: 29 (23 February 1992)
Height: 6’1” (185cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 28
Career High: 16 (May 2019)
Career Singles Titles: 5
2021 Singles Titles: 2
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Wimbledon Best Result: R3 (2015)

Nikoloz Basilashvili Form


Nikoloz Basilashvili has an unimpressive 5-5 Wimbledon record and has only once been past the third round of a Grand Slam – surprising given that he has won four 500-level titles and scored wins over the likes of Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem.

Basilashvili has won titles in Doha and Munich in 2021, and although he exited early at the Australian and French Opens, he has had a strong grass season. 

After losing to eventual champion Marin Cilic in Stuttgart, he won five matches in Halle to reach the semifinals of the Noventi Open. He dropped just one set before losing to Andrey Rublev in three sets.

Basilashvili is an extremely powerful, hard-hitting player who tends to shine on clay and slower hard courts. However his recent results suggest he is mastering the surface.

Live Stream


Andy Murray and Nikoloz Basilashvili meet in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday 28 June.

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Verdict

Murray has much more variety and better defense than the one-dimensional Basilashvili. But he is very rusty and his energy levels and fitness over the best-of-five sets are questionable.

Best Bet: Under 41.5 Total Games @-156.25 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Basilashvili Win Winner @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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