Dmitry Tursunov up next for Murray in Cincinnati

Andy Murray will be looking to continue his impressive hard court form against Russian Dmitry Tursunov later today when he again takes to court for his third round match in the Cincinnati masters. The match will be secodn on the grand stand court around 2pm local time (7pm UK time)

Murray dispatched American Sam Querrey yesterday in impressive style and will have his sights set firmly on the later stages of this masters after reaching the semi finals of last weeks Toronto masters. Dmitry Tursunov upset 10th seed Richard Gasquet who crumbled in the match after losing a first set tie break, the Russian won 7-6 6-0.

Murray will enter the match in confident mood having won all 4 of the pairs previous matches. They met twice in 2006 first on grass at Nottingham Murray easing to victory 6-4 6-3, then in LA, their only meeting on hard courts, Murray again winning comfortably 6-2 7-5.

They also met once last year, this time on the carpet of the St. Petersburg open, Tursunov this time did manage to take a set of the Scot, though eventually losing 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4.

Then to complete the set of wins against Dmitry Tursunov on all surfaces, Murray beat the Russian on the red clay of Hamburg earlier this year 6-4 6-1. An impressive win considering its Murray’s least favorite surface.

With Murray’s impressive recent form he is once again odds on favorite with bookmakers.

 Player  Andy Murray  Dmitry Tursunov 
 Traditional Odds    Decimal Odds    Traditional Odds    Decimal Odds  
 Betfair 43/100 1.43 56.25/25 3.25
 William Hill 9/25 1.36 2/1 3
 Bet Fred 9/25 1.36 47/25 2.88
 Ladbrokes 9/25 1.36 2/1 3
 Bet 365 9/25 1.36 2/1 3
 Paddy Power 9/25 1.36 47/25 2.88
 Coral 33/100 1.33 9/4 3.25
 Sky Bet 33/100 1.33 9/4 3.25