“Been Haunted by Novak”: Andy Murray Chooses Roger Federer Over Novak Djokovic in Reply to a ‘Spooky’ Question

Published 10/31/2021, 12:54 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 10: Novak Djokovic of Serbia talks with Andy Murray of Great Britain before their practice match ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)


The recent run of Andy Murray on the ATP tour so far has been nothing short of extra-ordinary despite the result. In almost every match, the former world no.1 had produced a fight back and ended up winning some and losing a few as well.

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After losing out to Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz in the second round at Vienna, Murray is all set to play the final Masters 1000 event of the season in Paris next week. The Brit will likely face a qualifier in his opening round match.

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As part of the Halloween week, Tennis Channel has asked a series of spooky questions to players like Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapavolov, Grigor Dimitrov, etc.,

Andy Murray prefers to be haunted by Roger Federer instead of Novak Djokovic

In the segment where players were asked whether they would prefer to be haunted by Novak Djokovic or by Roger Federer, the Brit gave a hilarious reply as expected.

I’ve been haunted by Novak for a lot of my career, to be honest, so I’ll probably go with Roger”, Andy commented.

Both Murray and Djokovic met each other thirty-six times on the ATP tour, and it’s the Serb who enjoys  a clear domination over Andy with 25 wins. Their last meeting came four years ago in the finals of ATP Qatar Open, where Djokovic defeated the Brit in a three-set thriller.

Murray enjoys a better head-to-head win percentage against Federer

On the other hand, Murray enjoys a better head-to-head percentage against Roger Federer. On the twenty-five occasions the duo met on tour so far, Federer won 14 of them while Murray managed to win 11 matches.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 13: Andy Murray of Great Britain congratulates Roger Federer of Switzerland after the round robin singles match on day five of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Because of his drop in rankings, Murray has been facing a lot of youngsters on tour over the past couple of years. While a fair amount of players managed to get the better of Andy, the former world no.1 is ensuring that he still has the same amount of energy to entertain the crowd.

Even after Paris Masters, the three-time grand slam champion decided to play the Stockholm Open as he accepted another wild card to play the event. It’s heartening to see Andy Murray wanting to play as many matches as possible to have some victories under his belt ahead of the 2022 ATP season.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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