World No.1 Andy Murray commences his campaign for an elusive French Open against the World No.85 Andrey Kuznetsov. Murray’s season has been hampered by injury and illness and the Brit has never really gained momentum in 2017.
Last year’s runner-up Murray has had a dismal season, especially on clay. To add to the embarassing first round exit in the Italian Open, Murray’s practice for the French Open was impeded by illness. Still, Murray has assured that he is feeling better and is confident about the French Open.
Andrey Kuznetsov gained some confidence before coming to Paris after his fabulous run of form in the Geneva Open saw him enter the semi finals of the competition, where he lost to the eventual winner Stanislas Wawrinka. After Angelique Kerber’s shock defeat, Kuznetsov will definitely want to play his heart out to cause another upset.
Murray and Kuznetsov have met twice before, with Murray having a perfect 2-0 head to head record. Their last meeting was in Beijing in 2016, where Murray cruised past the Russian 6-2,6-1.