Following their recent injury issues, former World No. 1 Andy Murray and 17-time tour-level titlist Dominic Thiem met for the first time in three years Monday at the Mutua Madrid Open.
The Scot overcame the Austrian 6-3, 6-4 to earn his maiden clay-court win since 2017 and improve to 3-2 in their ATP Head2Head series. Afterward, the pair shared a warm embrace at the net, with Murray ushering words of encouragement to Thiem, who was competing in just his third tour-level event since last June following a wrist injury.
“It was very nice, his words at the net, and it is worth even more from someone like him who really went through that recovery process,” Thiem said. “He is one of the few who knows how tough it is to come back after a major injury and obviously he is a role model with how he came back with his hip injury.”
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