Andy Murray vs Sebastian Korda at Gijon Open: What time is the match and streaming info…

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The Andy Murray vs Sebastian Korda quarter-final will be the final match of the day at Gijon Open on Friday with the generational battle putting one of the greats against one of the rising stars of the game.

Both players came through tough second-round matches on Thursday as veteran Murray went the distance against Argentine Pedro Cachin while young gun Korda also came from a set down to upset third seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

The result is a first-ever meeting between the three-time Grand Slam winner and 22-year-old Korda on the indoor hard courts at Palacio de Deportes.

“I served well in the second and third sets but I also struggled a lot,” the former world No 1, who will be playing in his first quarter-final since Stuttgart in June, said after defeating Cachin. “Now I’m going to rest. “I’ll sit back and watch them play…and I hope they play for a long time!”

And he sort of got his wish as the Korda-Bautista Agut clash lasted two-hour, 45-minutes – four minutes shy of the two-hour, 49 minute battle between Murray and Cachin.

Korda, meanwhile, reached the last eight at the Morseille Open in mid-September and the Citi Open at the begging of August.

Murray is up to No 46 in the live ATP Rankings after reaching the last eight and victory could push him up to No 43, just one place shy of Korda. The American, though, can climb to No 38 if he wins.

What time is the Andy Murray vs Sebastian Korda match?

The encounter will be the final match on Centre Court on Friday and it is unlikely to start before 17:00 BST.

The winner of the Murray-Korda clash will face either second seed Pablo Carreno Busta or Arthur Rinderknech in the semi-final. The Carreno Busta-Arthur Rinderknech match is set to get underway at 15:30.

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Fourth seed Francisco Cerundolo and 2021 US Open champion Dominic Thiem will get the quarter-final action underway at 11:00 before top seed Andrey Rublev tackles American Tommy Paul at about 13:00.

How to watch Andy Murray vs Sebastian Korda

Although Amazon Prime has the exclusive rights to ATP action the United Kingdom and Ireland, they are not showing the Gijon Open (we thank one of our readers for pointing this out).

Tennis TV is the only place where you can catch the action.

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