Andy Murray
Andy Murray [Reuters]

Andy Murray is set to face Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Friday.

Where to Watch Live

The play is scheduled to start after 6:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD in the UK. Updates and live scores will also be available on the ATP World Tour's official website.


World number six Andy Murray comes into this game after emerging victorious against Dominic Thiem. The 2013 Wimbeldon champion required three sets in the previous round as the Austrian snatched a victory in the second set. Despite the tough battle, the 26-year-old progressed to the quarter-finals winning the match, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Murray secured a wild-card entry just three days before the tournament's commencement, embarked on his conquest with a victory against Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the first round defeating the Frenchman in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

Meanwhile, Marin Cilic had to face Lukas Rosol in the first round and was successful in defeating the Czech Republican in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. However, the Croatian pulled off an upset in the second round by defeating world number 10, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic [Reuters] Reuters

The 25-year-old emerged victorious against the Frenchman in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, to secure his place in the last eight.

However, Cilic will now have to upset the odds once again if he is to progress into the semi-finals of the tournament in Rotterdam. The winner of this quarter-final will take on the winner between Igor Sijsling and Philipp Kohlschreiber.


Murray boasts an exceptionally better record against Cilic with nine victories to one in the last 10 clashes between the two. The pair last met during the finals of the Queen's Club Championship last year with the British number one lifting the cup after recovering from a first set deficit to win, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in 153 minutes.

ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

Murray and Cilic are facing each other for the first time in this competition.