Tennis fans erupt over Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic development



Tennis fans are in for a treat after Andy Murray won back-to-back matches for just the second time in 2022 to set up his first showdown with World No.1 Novak Djokovic in five years.



In his first clay-court event since the 2020 French Open, Murray backed up his first-round win over Dominic Thiem by accounting for 14th-seeded Denis Shapovalov 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.



Djokovic matched Murray’s sublime performance as he defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2 in what he described as his ‘best performance of the year’.



And both grand slam winners advancing means the pair will clash at the Madrid Open in the first meeting between the pair since 2017.



Djokovic and Murray will meet for the 37th time in the Round of 16 at Madrid.

This is the fourth most prominent rivalry in tennis history as they overtake Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe.



Djokovic leads the rivalry 25-11 with the pair sharing 23 grand slams and 51 Masters titles.

Nostalgia will surely play a part in the build-up with the tennis world quickly hyping up the match.


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