While he had decided to skip the clay season to focus on grass, Andy Murray did not resist the call from the organizers of the Madrid Masters 1000 who offered him an invitation. With hindsight, it is difficult to dispute the decision of the double winner of the event (2008 and 2015)…
After a victorious first round against a Dominic Thiem who is struggling to regain all his feelings, the Scotsman has indeed paid Denis Shapovalov (ATP 16) in three sets. A success against the 16th in the world which opens the doors to the round of 16 where he will find an old acquaintance in the person of Novak Djokovic.
“In theory, I have no chance. He is world number 1 and I play with a metal hipAndy Murray said after his duel with Shapovalov. It’s a great opportunity for me to see where my game is and to play against him again.”
In terms of confrontations, the Serb leads 25 wins to 11. This will be their first duel in more than five years, and their final in Doha in January 2017.