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Andy Murray v Tomas Martin Etcheverry LIVE: Miami Open match suspended due to rain

Play in Miami was suspended with the scored tied in the first set

Luke Baker
Saturday 23 March 2024 09:36 GMT
Related video: Andy Murray hints at when he will retire

Severe downpours in Florida wreaked havoc on the Miami Open schedule, with Andy Murray and Jannik Sinner among a host of players who had their second-round matches suspended due to rain.

Murray will resume play on Saturday against Argentina’s Tomas Etcheverry with the score tied at 3-3 in the first set.

Australian Open champion Sinner’s first set against fellow Italian Andrea Vavassori was on serve after five games, while Canada’s Denis Shapovalov held a 2-1 advantage after an early break in his first set with Greek 10th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

In Friday’s completed matches, fifth seed Andrey Rublev was upset 6-4 6-4 by Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic while 14th seed Ugo Humbert defeated Botic van de Zandschulp 6-4 6-3.



With that latest rain delay, I think we’re going to have to end our coverage of the Miami Open for the day. Even if play does begin at 7pm GMT (which feels unlikely given current forecasts) Andy Murray vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry won’t start for likely another two hours after that.

Fingers crossed they can get on court and get the match played this evening but we’ll catch you again soon!

Luke Baker22 March 2024 17:58

Rain delay update from Miami Open

Further bad news in Miami. That potential 6pm GMT start time has been knocked back another hour until 7pm GMT (3pm local). Thinking play will get underway then would be a very optimistic take, looking at the weather forecast, I’d suggest...

Luke Baker22 March 2024 17:55

Latest rain delay update

It’s still not good news out of Miami. The latest prospective start time of 5pm GMT has been and gone but we’ve had another update, with play delayed for another hour. 6pm GMT is now the earliest start time but, again, the forecast in south Florida is bleak...

Luke Baker22 March 2024 17:10

Andy Murray vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry head to head

So, what does the head to head between these two players look like? Well, the Argentine leads 2-1, with the pair having squared off three times in the past 12 months.

At last year’s Indian Wells event, Murray won their first-round encounter 6-7, 6-1, 6-4 but Etcheverry has hit back with two victories since – triumphing in a deciding set in the last 16 in Basel last October before a straight-sets triumph in the Australian Open first round back in January.

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Luke Baker22 March 2024 16:25

Rain delay at the Miami Open

Bad news on the weather front from Miami... There’s thunderstorms in the area and play, which was supposed to start at 11am local time (3pm GMT) has now been twice delayed.

There’ll be no play until 1pm (5pm GMT) and Murray is the second match on Butch Buchholz Court. Frankly, looking at the forecast there might not be play for a while longer, if at all...

Luke Baker22 March 2024 16:02

Here’s what happened last time Andy Murray faced Tomas Martin Etcheverry

Andy Murray suffered only his second opening-round defeat at the Australian Open in 16 years on a sobering evening for the Scot at Melbourne Park.

The five-time finalist was outplayed by 30th seed Tomas Martin Etcheverry in a 6-4 6-2 6-2 loss that was a far cry from his glory days.

His only other defeat in the first round here since 2008 came five years ago in an emotional five-setter against Roberto Bautista Agut after Murray had revealed the extent of his hip problems.

A tribute video from his fellow players and global attention accompanied that occasion, with Murray’s career thought to be winding to a close.

Hip surgery has given him a commendable post-script, but it would be no surprise if this much more low-key exit does signal the 36-year-old’s final departure from Melbourne.

Andy Murray beaten by Tomas Martin Etcheverry in Australian Open first round

The Scot was beaten 6-4 6-2 6-2 by the 30th seed on a sobering eventing for the former world No 1

Luke Baker22 March 2024 15:55

Andy Murray says deciding when to retire ‘not an easy decision’

Andy Murray has revealed he is still unsure exactly when this summer he will retire as a tennis player.

Murray, 36, said last month that he “did not plan on playing much past this summer” and in an interview with The Times he explained why he cannot be more specific about when he hangs up his racket.

He said: “I would love the chance to play in another Olympics, but also genuinely only if I felt like there was a chance of winning a medal.

“I’m also very conscious that because of how amazing my experiences at the Olympics have been, I would want to be there by right and not just take one of the other guys’ spots, because it is a brilliant opportunity.

“We have top doubles players (Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski are ranked inside the world’s top 10) and also Jack (Draper), Cam (Norrie) and Evo (Dan Evans) in singles as well.”

Andy Murray says deciding when to retire ‘not an easy decision’

The three-time Grand Slam winner has not decided whether to compete at the Paris Olympics.

Luke Baker22 March 2024 15:40

‘Life in the old dog yet’ – Andy Murray beats Matteo Berrettini in Miami

Andy Murray outlasted a wilting Matteo Berrettini to advance to the second round of the Miami Open.

The former world number one wrote on the court-side TV camera that there is ‘life in the old dog yet’ after pulling off an impressive comeback victory.

He has had plenty of joy in Miami since making his debut 18 years ago, winning in 2009 and 2013, and is dreaming of one more shot at glory on his swansong appearance.

Murray was facing the possibility of a first-round exit as he lost the opening set but he fought back and when Berrettini, playing his first ATP Tour match since the US Open, suffered dizzy spells he pounced to seal a 4-6 6-3 6-4 success.

‘Life in the old dog yet’ – Andy Murray beats Matteo Berrettini in Miami

Murray fought back from a set down to beat the former Wimbledon finalist

Luke Baker22 March 2024 15:30

‘I’m not a robot’: Andy Murray laughs his way through win over Matteo Berrettini in Miami

Andy Murray has admitted that he can be “a bit strange” on court after appearing to feign laughter during a battling win over Matteo Berrettini at the Miami Open.

The Scot prevailed in a hard-fought contest 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, benefitting from his opponent struggling from dizzy spells on his return to action.

Berrettini was playing his first match since last year’s US Open and began strongly in Florida, but Murray battled back to secure just a fourth win of the year.

‘I’m not a robot’: Andy Murray laughs his way through win over Matteo Berrettini

The 36-year-old secured a battling victory in Miami while faking a laugh after several points

Luke Baker22 March 2024 15:15

Andy Murray vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry odds

Here’s what the bookies make of this one. Andy Murray, somewhat surprisingly perhaps, the favourite:

Andy Murray win - 8/13

Tomas Martin Etcheverry win - 6/4

Luke Baker22 March 2024 14:55

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