The tennis fraternity is gearing up to witness yet another mouth-watering clash between Andy Murray and world number 1 Novak Djokovic in Round of 16 at the Madrid Open 2022. Both the top quality players will cross swords after five years as Djokovic registered a straight sets victory over Gael Monfils while Murray fought hard against Denis Shapovalov to advance further.
In terms of head-to-head record, Serbian holds an upper hand as it will be interesting to watch to see if he will continue to remain better or bow down in front of the resurgence of Andy Murray. The 34-year-old Murray got the wild-card entry at Madrid Open, and he kick started his campaign with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem. In the follow up round, Murray outplayed Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to advance to round 16, where he will clash with the ultimate champion of the game.
Meanwhile, Djokovic, who had a troublesome start to the season after being ignored at Australia Open, defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2 to clinch his 18th successive win over Frenchman, a record on the ATP tour. Round 16 of the clay Masters 1000 will be the first for a British tennis star in almost six years, while for Djokovic as well, this will be the first 1000 Masters event in the current season after not playing Indian Wells or Miami due to vaccination issues. He lost in the very first round of the last Masters 1000 event that was held in Monte Carlo recently.
Both the players have been in good form and showing exemplary skills in the first couple of matches at the Madrid Open. Djokovic is showing perfect signs of a comeback, while Andy Murray will have an uphill task to outplay the top-seeded player.
Let’s take a look at the details regarding when and where to watch the game.
Djokovic has a 5-1 record on clay against Andy Murray and has outplayed British players on both of their previous occasions. Speaking of the overall record between both the players, Djokovic holds an upper hand there as well. He leads against Murray 25-11 in a head-to-head clash.
Tournament: Madrid Open 2022
Date: 5th May 2022
Venue: Madrid, Spain
Round: Third Round
Prize Money: €90,745
Broadcast and Livestream details:
India – Voot
UK and Ireland – Amazon Prime
USA – Tennis Channel
Australia – beIN
The Middle East and North Africa – beIN Sports
Central America – ESPN
Caribbean Islands – Sportsmax
South America and Oceania – ESPN International
Canada – TSN and DAZN
Sub-Saharan Africa– SuperSport
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