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Andy Murray is a two-time champion in Madrid.

Murray Forced To Withdraw From Djokovic Madrid Clash

Djokovic to face Hurkacz or Lajovic in quarter-finals at ATP Masters 1000 event

Andy Murray will have to wait a little longer to take on World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in 2022 as the Brit was forced to withdraw from the pair’s third-round meeting at the Mutua Madrid Open on Thursday due to a stomach illness.

The pair were due to meet for the first time in five years at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Spain. Djokovic’s quarter-final opponent will be decided later on Thursday in the matchup between 12th seed Hubert Hurkacz and qualifier Dusan Lajovic.

Djokovic is a three-time champion in Madrid, having lifted the trophy in the Spanish capital in 2011, 2016 and 2019.

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