Djokovic could play with Murray in his debut in Geneva

Murray debuts against Hanfmann

May 17, 2024

Peter Staples/ATP Tour

By Staff

Novak Djokovic, who accepted a wild card for the Gonet Geneva Open, will face former PIF ATP Rankings No. 1 Andy Murray or German Yannick Hanfmann in the second round.

Djokovic won his opening match in Rome against Corentin Moutet, but then only won five games in his defeat against the Chilean Alejandro Tabilo, in great form and eventual semi-finalist.

The world No. 1 will try to return to winning ways in Geneva, where he makes his debut in the tournament. If he faces Murray, it will be the 37th Lexus ATP Head2Head match between the two (Djokovic leads 25-11). Djokovic has never played against Hanfmann.

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Two-time Geneva champion Casper Ruud will open against Australian Rinky Hijikata or a qualifier. The Norwegian has a 9-1 record at the ATP 250 event and last year he lost in the quarterfinals to Nicolas Jarry.

Third-seeded Taylor Fritz will begin his tournament against compatriot Alex Michelsen or a qualifier. Another American, fourth seed Ben Shelton, will play either Flavio Cobolli or Aslan Karatsev in the second round.

In the first round, Tallon Griekspoor, sixth seed, and the American Christopher Eubanks will face each other. Last year they played a tight three-set match at the Rolex Paris Masters, which Griekspoor won.

The Dutchman is the first seed that Djokovic could face (in the quarterfinals). Third seed Fritz and eighth seed Jack Draper, who will face Tomas Machac in the first round, are also in the Serbian’s middle of the draw.


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