Andy Murray and David Ferrer
Andy Murray has beaten David Ferrer in their last five meetings ahead of their quarter final clash at the 2016 Australian OpenGetty

Second seed Andy Murray takes on Spaniard David Ferrer in the Men's Singles quarter final clash of the 2016 Australian Open on 27 January.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 3.30am GMT. Live coverage is on British Eurosport, British Eurosport HD, British Eurosport 2, British Eurosport 2 HD. Real-time internet updates are available on the Australian Open official website

Overview

Andy Murray is coming into the game on the back of a straight sets win over Bernard Tomic and is looking in good form to make the semifinals for the sixth time in the last seven years. The Briton has dropped one set thus far and made just 32 unforced errors in his first four matches.

The World No 2 is still searching for his first Australian Open win after having finished runner-up on four occasions until now. Murray has won the last five meetings between the pair making him the favourite.

Ferrer, meanwhile, is also showing good form having not dropped a set in his run-up to the quarter-finals. The Spaniard came through in straight sets against the big serving John Isner and will be keen to make his third semifinal at Melbourne Park. The World No 8 has not been pushed to the limit in the tournament and will be fresh coming into the latter stage of the competition following relatively easy victories in all his matches.

A semifinal date with either Gael Monfils or Milos Raonic awaits the victor of this match.

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Andy Murray to win: 3/13
  • David Ferrer to win: 16/5

Head-to-head

Murray holds a 12-6 lead over Ferrer in ATP tournaments and this will be their second meeting at the Australian Open, the previous coming in 2011 when the Briton triumphed in the semifinals.