The British Andy Murray will face the Austrian and number five in the world, Dominic Thiem, in the quarterfinals of the tournament Pekin when defeating this Wednesday the also British Cameron norrie by 7-6 (6), 6-7 (4) and 6-1, and to Chinese Zhizhen Zhang by 6-3 and 6-3, respectively.
For Thiem a victory against Murray would place him just two steps away from guaranteeing his presence in the Nitto Finals ATP de London, where he would compete for the fourth consecutive year, and where the Spanish already have a guaranteed place Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic, the Swiss Roger Federer and Russian Daniel Medvedev.
The duel represents the most important test for Murray since he returned to the circuit, after having a hip surgery for the second time on January 28. His victory against Norrie It means for the Scotsman that he has already won for the first time two games in a row since September in the tournament. Shenzhen.
Murray has beaten Thiem in two of his three previous duels, all of them on hard court (Rotterdam 2014 y Miami 2015).
Meanwhile Karen Khachanov, fourth seed of the tournament, defeated the French Jeremy Chardy by 7-6 (0) and 7-6 (5), and will be measured with the Italian Fabio Fognini, who defeated the young Russian Andrew Rublev, by 6-3 and 6-4
On the other side of the table this Thursday the meetings between the American will be played John Isner and British Daniel Evans, the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas,the American Sam Querrey and the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, and among the German Alexander Zverev and the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime. EFE.