Murray withdraws from much-anticipated clash with Djokovic due to illness

MARBELLA: The British Tennis player Andy Murray withdrew from a much-anticipated clash with the top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the 11th hour due to illness.

Murray and Djokovic, who last met in the Doha final in January 2017 were all set to come face to face in a much-awaited clash in the Round of 16 of the Madrid Open but the British decided to give Serb a walkover after falling ill.

The former World No.1 Murray, who has been in exceptional form at the Masters 1000 tournament, has decided to end his Madrid Open campaign as the 34-years-old fell ill.

Taking to Twitter, the Madrid Open organizers made the major announcement of Murray pulling out of his Round of 16 match against Djokovic.

“Unfortunately, Andy Murray is unable to take to the Manolo Santana Stadium due to illness. We wish you a speedy recovery, [Andy Murray]”,” the MMOPEN wrote.


Djokovic, on the other hand, will now face the winner of the Round of 16 match between Hubert Hurkacz and Dusan Lajoiv in the quarter-finals.

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