After a trio of matches opened males’s singles play Sunday on the Mutua Madrid Open, a full slate awaits on Monday. A marquee night matchup between Dominic Thiem and Andy Murray headlines the motion on Manolo Santana Stadium, with tenth seed Jannik Sinner set to open the day’s play in opposition to Tommy Paul.
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Thiem and Murray will play for the fifth time, with their ATP Head2Head collection locked a two wins apiece. However they haven’t met since 2019, when Thiem received the one straight-sets match of their historical past in Beijing.
The Austrian is looking for the primary win of his comeback from a right-wrist tear following appearances in Belgrade and Estoril. Murray is taking part in for the primary time since posting a 2-2 report on the Indian Wells and Miami ATP Masters 1000 occasions, and accepted a wild card after initially asserting he would skip the clay season.
Each are earlier ATP Masters 1000 champions, with Thiem successful Indian Wells in 2019 and Murray proudly owning 14 titles at that degree, most lately in Paris in 2016. The Briton is a two-time Madrid champ, lifting the title on the 2008 hard-court occasion and the 2015 version on clay. Thiem has been to the semi-finals or past in every of his previous 4 Madrid appearances, together with back-to-back finals in 2017-18.
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Sinner and Paul will meet for the primary time, with the 20-year-old Italian making his first look since his Monte Carlo quarter-final run. Sinner is making his second Madrid look after a second-round displaying one 12 months in the past. Whereas Sinner stands at No. 12 within the ATP Rankings, three spots off his profession excessive, Paul enters at No. 34, only one spot off his personal profession finest. With a 15-9 report on the season, Paul can be seeking to atone for his lone first-round loss final week in Estoril.
Rounding out the centre courtroom motion is one other first-time matchup between Gael Monfils and Spanish wild card Carlos Gimeno Valero, with the winner advancing to face high seed Novak Djokovic. The 20-year-old Gimeno Valero can be making his ATP Tour main-draw debut, whereas World No. 21 Monfils seeks to return to the Madrid quarter-finals for the third time. The Frenchman final performed within the Spanish capital in 2019, when he misplaced a third-set tie-break to Roger Federer within the final 16.
Additionally on the schedule for Monday is thirteenth seed Diego Schwartzman vs. qualifier Benoit Paire, and 14th seed Denis Shapovalov vs. fortunate loser Ugo Humbert. Previous to these two matchups on Arantxa Sanchez Stadium, house favorite Alejandro Davidovich will face South Africa’s Lloyd Harris.
In doubles motion, Miami champions Hubert Hurkacz and John Isner will open their Madrid marketing campaign in opposition to Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar on Courtroom 5.
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