Andy Murray sees draw shift within two hours of taking to court
Jenson Brooksby has pulled out of the Paris Masters, leaving Andy Murray to face a luck loser in his place to open his campaign at the event.
The American youngster defeated Peter Gojowczyk and Roberto Carballes Baena to come through qualifying in the French capital.
Set to face Murray, the 21-year-old pulled out of the tournament with an injury. As a result, world number 58 Dominik Koepfer slots into the draw as a lucky loser.
Murray was facing a first career meeting with Brooksby, and has also never played Koepfer before. The Brit will be hoping to register a fourth win at Masters 1000 level this season.
He currently holds a 3-2 win-loss record at Masters level, winning once in Cincinnati and twice at Indian Wells.
Should Murray defeat Koepfer, he would face either qualifier Gianluca Mager or ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Murray is making his first appearance at the Paris Masters since 2016. That year, he won the tournament for the first time, clinching the world number one spot for the very first time by reaching the final.
Murray then went on to win the ATP Finals and end the year at world number one. Due to persistent injury troubles, Murray has won just two titles since, in Dubai in 2017 and Antwerp in 2019.
Currently ranked 144th in the world, the 34-year-old is looking to break the top 100 for the first time since May 2018.
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