Andy Murray vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at Gijon Open: Match time and TV and streaming info
Andy Murray vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will be the highlight of the second day’s action at the inaugural Gijon Open with the duo opening the afternoon session on Centre Court.
It will be Murray’s first outing since the Laver Cup where he suffered defeat in both his singles and doubles matches while he lost in the third round of the US Open and second round of the Cincinnati Masters.
And he has not been handed a kind opener on the indoor hard courts at the Palacio de Deportes La Guía with Davidovich Fokina seeded sixth for the ATP 250 event.
Davidovich Fokina has had some good results this year, but he suffered a first-round defeat at the hands of lucky loser Pavel Kotov at last week’s Astana Open while he lost in the fourth round of the US Open back in September.
The Spaniard sits at No 31 in the ATP Rankings with three-time Grand Slam winner Murray down at 48, and the latter has been impressed by Davidovich Fokina.
“He has played very well this year and has achieved some good results, he beat [Novak] Djokovic in Monte Carlo,” the former world No 1 said.
“He has played well at the US Open, where he lost a hard-fought fourth-round match against Berrettini. I think he likes to play on the hard court and it will be a good match.”
The winner will face either Pedro Cachin or qualifier Alexey Vatutin in the second round.
What time is the Andy Murray vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina match?
The encounter will get underway at 15:30 BST (16:30 local time) on Centre Court.
Qualifier Manual Guinard and Italian veteran Fabio Fognini will kick off the day’s play on the showpiece court at 11:00 BST before Albert Ramos Vinolas and Martin Giron take over.
That is followed by Murray vs Davidovich Fokina with Illya Ivashka and local hero Feliciano Lopez the final pair in singles action on Centre Court on Tuesday.
How to watch Andy Murray vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
if you live in the United Kingdom and Ireland, then you can catch the action on your TV, laptop, desktop, smartphone, etc. via Amazon Prime. New members can sign up for just £7.99 a month, and are eligible for a free 30-day trial.
Tennis Channel airs all ATP tournaments in the United States with a TSN covering Canada and ESPN the go-to channel in Latin America.
beIN Sports in Australia, the Middle East, North Africa parts of Asia.
Other broadcasters include Eurosport (France and several other European countries), Sportcast (Italy), Sky Deutschland (Germany), Telefonica (Spain) and WOWOW (Japan).
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