He is World No. 1 & I’ve got a metal hip: Andy Murray on facing Novak Djokovic

Both the rivals have faced each other 36 times in their career.

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are going to face each other at tomorrow’s Round of 16 fixture at the ATP Mutua Madrid Open 2022. This will be the 37th time they play against each other.

Murray beat Denis Shapovalov and Dominic Thiem previously while Djokovic outlasted Gael Monfils for the 18th time to completely dominate the head to head record 18-0 against the Frenchman.

After defeating the Canadian and reaching the next round to set a clash with 20-times Grand Slam champion Djokovic, former World No. 1 Murray was asked about the rivalry and fixture with the Serb, “He is obviously World No. 1 and I’ve got a metal hip,” said Murray in a post-match interview with Tennis TV. The Briton further said that he might won’t have a chance in front of the No. 1 ranked ATP player but it is going to be a “great opportunity” as they both “had great battles over the years” and to give his best in the match tomorrow.

In their 36 previous encounters, the 34-year-old Serbian player leads 25-11 against Murray in the head to head record. The last time they faced each other was in Doha, Qatar and the first was in 2006 at the ATP Masters 1000 in Madrid Spain. Both were won by Djokovic.

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