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Andy Murray handed tough draw at Paris Masters

Andy Murray will play either Borna Coric or Fernando Verdasco in his opening match at the Paris Masters.

Andy Murray has been drawn to face either Borna Coric or Fernando Verdasco in the Paris Masters second round.

The British number one has received a bye through to the last 32, but either Coric, who thrashed the Scot in Dubai earlier this year, or experienced left-hander Verdasco await him in his opening match.

The 28-year-old is seeded to face David Goffin and Kei Nishikori before the semi-finals, where Roger Federer could await as both men continue to lock horns over second position in the world rankings.

Novak Djokovic, Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal all feature in the opposite side of the draw in the French capital.

British number two Aljaz Bedene is top seed in qualifying and will face French wildcard Gregoire Barrere in his first match on Saturday afternoon.

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Andy Murray of Great Britain poses for photographers after defeating David Ferrer of Spain during the final of the Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center on October 16, 2011 in Shanghai, China.
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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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