Andy Murray sets up Novak Djokovic clash

Andy Murray sets up Novak Djokovic clash

Andy Murray overcame Denis Shapovalov in three sets to set up a last-16 match with Novak Djokovic.

Murray is relishing a first meeting with Djokovic in over five years.


The pair have known each other since their youth and have shared a court 36 times in their professional careers.

"He's the World number one and I've got a metal hip," Murray told Amazon Prime.

"I didn't know I'd get opportunities to play matches like this again.

"In theory, I shouldn't have a chance in the match.


"But I've worked my hardest, put myself in a great position and it's a fantastic opportunity to play against him again."

Murray has not played Djokovic since the Qatar Open in January 2017, when the Briton was world number one.

The Serbian won that encounter in three sets.


Djokovic has commended the Scot on his determination to return to form after twice undergoing hip surgery.

"Murray is moving well, playing better and better," Djokovic told the ATP Tour Website.

"It's really fantastic to see, because he's an important player for our game.

He's made his mark in the history of our sport by winning multiple slams and gold medals.

"To have him still compete is great, and to have him even play at a high level as the time goes by is impressive."

Djokovic beat France's Gael Monfis in his second-round match after being handed a bye in the opening round.