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By Rohit Sharma
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World No.4 Andy Murray takes on Belgian veteran Xavier Malisse for a place in the next round of the 2011 Aegon Championships, an ATP World Tour 250 event being played here at Queen's Club in London, England.
So many people wonder how Andy Murray manages to stay in the top 4 despite a dearth of titles for long stretches. But a simple answer to it would be his solid performances in big events. The Scot managed to reach the final at Australian Open and finished a semifinalist in Monte Carlo, Rome and Roland Garros, where he lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal. Murray's last title triumph came in Shanghai in October 2010 after which he has been on the receiving end.
Murray's opponent, Belgian veteran Xavier Malisse made waves at the start of the year when he beat players of Janko Tipsarevic's calibre to enter the final of the Chennai Open. After losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in the championship match, Malisse reached the third round in Melbourne before losing to Roger Federer who defeated him in the pair's most recent meeting in Madrid last week. Malisse managed to pick up a few wins from tournaments in Rome and Paris and is looking very sharp ahead of the grasscourt season.
Both players have contested three matches before and Murray has recorded wins in all three of them. In the pair's previous meeting a few weeks ago in Rome, Murray posted a tough three sets win.
Murray is definitely a much stronger opponent on grass and has the game to clinch win in straight sets this time around.
TennisEarth.com's Pick - Andy Murray in straight sets.
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