Andy Murray has withdrawn from his last-16 match in opposition to world primary Novak Djokovic on the Madrid Open on Thursday on account of sickness, event organisers mentioned.
Three-times main winner Murray was set to face Djokovic for the thirty seventh time in a extremely anticipated conflict on clay on the ATP Masters 1000 occasion within the Spanish capital.
“Sadly, Andy Murray is unable to take to the Manolo Santana Stadium on account of sickness,” organisers wrote on Twitter.
“As an alternative, Andrey Rublev and Daniel Evans will open the day’s play on centre courtroom.”
Former world primary Murray, who had earlier mentioned he would skip the claycourt season with a view to defend his health, accepted a late wildcard in Madrid and beat Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov in his opening two matches.