The Stats Before the Storm – Murray V Ferrer

This is just a quick post relating to the facts about Murray and Ferrer before they meet in the 2013 Miami Masters final – tomorrow morning in the UK. They both have strong motivation and chances for winning the title:

Murray Facts: 

  • One of his home tournaments
  • Wants to win his second Miami title
  • Will become world no.2 if wins
  • Leads the overall head-to-head 6-5
  • Won their last meeting (Wimbledon)
  • Won their last final (Shanghai)
  • Younger than Ferrer
  • Murray is currently ranked third on the tour
  • Spaniards have been in the final of this tournament five times, but not one has won it
  • Ferrer has never beat a top five player in an ATP World Tour final
  • Held 84% of service games so far this tournament
  • Broke 46% of opponents’ service games  so far this tournament

Ferrer Facts:

  • Would become the first Spaniard to be the Sony Open champion
  • Closes back in on Nadal in the rankings
  • Leads the hard court head-to-head 5-1
  • Won their last hard-court meeting (World Tour Finals)
  • More experienced than Murray
  • Ferrer has had 24 wins on the tour, the most, with Murray having only 18
  • One of only four players to win more than one ATP event so far this season
  • Broke 49% of opponents’ service games  so far this tournament

A lot of the stats courtesy of http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/03/13/Miami-Sunday-Final-Preview.aspx. Thanks for reading, and weighing up the statistics (and because I’m British) I’m going for a Murray win, your predictions?

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