Tennis classic Novak Djokovic did not feature against Andy Murray in the Masters 1000 match in Madrid. Scott, 34, had to cancel his 16th duel against world number one Serbia on Thursday due to ill health, so Djokovic reached the quarter-finals of the clay court without a fight.
“Unfortunately, Andy Murray was unable to compete due to illness,” the tournament organizers announced on Twitter. The 37th fight between Austria’s Dominic Theme and Djokovic, who won the first round, was canceled.
Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner, is currently ranked 78th in the ATP rankings after several hip surgeries in recent years. Djokovic will now face either Poland’s Hubert Harkovs or his teammate Dusan Lazovic in the quarterfinals.
Semi-final possibility against Djokovic with Nadal
“Sand Court King” Rafael Nadal can wait for Djokovic in the Madrid semi-finals. The Spanish Australian Open champion and world number four returned successfully after injury on Wednesday. In the first match after a six-week hiatus due to rib fatigue, Nadal defeated Serbian Miomir Kekmanovic 6: 1 7: 6 (7/4) to advance to the 16th round. Belgian player David Coffin is waiting there.
Nadal returned successfully
Rafael Nadal successfully returns to the Tennis Masters ATP Tour in Madrid. Spain’s Serbia beat Miomir Kekmanovic in two sets to advance to the 16th round.
Nadal, 35, was satisfied with his comeback. “I am just happy to be playing and to win. I try to be polite because things are not right here. I have to play with the right attitude and take every match I can as a prize. “
ATP 1000 competition in Madrid
(Spain, € 6,575,560, clay field)