Andy Murray
Andy Murray enters the French Open quarterfinal for the third time in his career. Reuters

Andy Murray takes on Gael Monfils in the quarterfinal of the 2014 Roland Garros at Court Philippe Chatrier, Paris, on Wednesday.

Where to Watch Live

The match is scheduled to start at 3pm BST. Live coverage will be on ITV 4, British Eurosport or British Eurosport 2. Radio commentary, regular updates and live scores are available on Roland Garros' official website.


After outwitting Philippe Kohlschreiber in a marathon five-set thriller lasting 247 minutes in the third round, Murray fought off Fernando Verdasco in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, 7-6 (3), on Monday in the pre-quarterfinals.

The two-time Grand Slam winner needed nearly three hours to register his 10<sup>th victory in 11 encounters against the 30-year-old Spaniard.

Meanwhile, Monfils secured his place in the last eight of this year's French Open after beating Verdasco's compatriot, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, in straight sets.

The home hopeful needed 118 minutes to oust his 31-year-old opponent on Monday and enters the quarter-final of this Grand Slam event for the third time in his career.

Both Murray and Monfils have reached the last four stage of the competition in Paris only once in their careers and will be keen to prove their credentials as contenders for Rafael Nadal's title.

Whichever 27-year-old emerges victorious from this quarterfinal fixture, they will certainly face a Spaniard in the semi-final as defending champion and world no 1, Nadal is in action against the world no 5, David Ferrer on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Click here to read the preview of the game between Nadal and Ferrer.


Murray holds a 3-2 lead against Monfils in overall meetings. The pair have only clashed once in a Grand Slam event where the Frenchman emerged triumphant.

Roland Garros History

Murray and Monfils faced each other at this Grand Slam event in 2006, where the Scot was handed a shock defeat over five sets in the first round.

What They Say

Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils has only reached the semi-final of a Grand Slam event only once in his career. Reuters

Andy Murray: "It's going to be an exciting match. I'm sure there will be some fun rallies. There always is when I have played against him. I played him in a tournament in Rouen, close to Paris. I played him in the semi-finals, my brother played him in the final. He beat me in three sets I remember. He was very similar to how he is now, sliding all over the court and chasing down incredible shots. We haven't played against each other for quite a while, so I'm looking forward to it."

Gael Monfils: "I know for a fact that quarter-finals you're going to meet a top player. I'm going to have to take on a champion, but I'm going to try and oust him. He won Wimbledon, so for sure mentally it will be different for him. He has proved that on clay he's a tough opponent, too. We grew up pretty much together. It's been a long time I know him, and it's always fun to play against him."