2024 Geneva Open Monday Schedule including return of Andy Murray with Novak Djokovic tie in his sights

Sunday, 19 May 2024 at 22:30
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The schedule for Monday, May 20th, of the ATP 250 Geneva Open has been revealed, with Andy Murray as the main star of the day. Should he win, he would face Novak Djokovic in an unexpected clash of Grand Slam champions. The players are looking to get in their final matches before the start of the French Open.
The Briton was competing in the Bordeaux Challenger last week, but this will be his first match in an ATP tournament since the Miami Open. The 37-year-old Murray (No. 77) will face Yannik Hanfmann (No. 59).

First Round Matches at the Geneva Open

Six first-round singles matches will be played, with 7th seed Fabian Marozsan (No. 36) opening the day against Alexander Shevchenko (No. 60). They faced each other two weeks ago in the first round of the Rome Open, where the Kazakh won comfortably, 6-3, 6-2.
Also noteworthy is the match between 8th seed Jack Draper (No. 40) and the young Tomas Machac (No. 45). The Czech was one of the surprises of the Sunshine Double, reaching the quarterfinals of the Miami Open with victories over players like Murray and Andrey Rublev, but he has not achieved significant results on clay. Draper, on the other hand, has faced early eliminations in the four clay tournaments he has played this season, although all were against top-15 players.
However, the highlight of the day will be the return of Andy Murray to the courts after two months of injury. The 3-time Grand Slam champion won their only previous encounter against Hanfmann back at the 2023 Basel Open, on indoor hard courts. The winner of this match will face none other than world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who entered the tournament at the last minute with a wild card.
Andy Murray will play his first clay-court ATP match since the 2023 Rome Open.
The Serbian is looking to gain some momentum before defending his title at the French Open, considering his early exit at the Rome Open and his absence in Madrid. As the top seed, he will wait a couple of days more for his debut, although he will surely be keeping an eye on the Murray vs. Hanfmann match. The last time Djokovic and Murray faced each other was in the final of the 2017 Doha Open, where Nole took the title. The head-to-head stands at 25-11 in favour of the Serb, 5-1 on clay.
Other matches of the day include Emil Ruusuvuori (No. 71) against Marcos Giron (No. 49); Aslan Karatsev (No. 86) against Flavio Cobolli (No. 57); and Rinky Hijikata (No. 79) against Sebastian Ofner (No. 46). Here you can find the schedule for the day in Geneva:

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