Andy Murray v Nick Kyrgios
Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios face-off for just the second time in Melbourne on Tuesday Getty Images

Andy Murray takes on Nick Kyrgios in the Australian Open quarter-final in Melbourne.

Where to watch

Murray v Kyrgios is live on British Eurosport HD and BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra from 8.15am.


Kyrgios takes his place in the last eight of the Australian Open as the cat among the pigeons. Equalling his best ever performance at a grand slam, Kyrgios is the only player from outside the top eight seeds to reach the quarter-final.

Though at just 19 years of age, Kyrgios represents the heir to Lleyton Hewitt's crown as Australia's tennis son, the Canberra hot-head has yet to be entrusted with a match on Rod Laver Court in Melbourne.

That will all change when he does battle with Murray, who, after a tepid 2014, is back to his best. Victory over Wimbledon foe Grigor Dimitrov was as complete a performance the British number one has produced since undergoing back surgery in 2013.

Murray is chasing a fourth final appearance in Australia in six years and his first major final since winning Wimbledon 18 months ago. Kyrgios might be new to the pressures of a baying home crowd but the big stage is where he made his name, having swatted away Rafael Nadal last summer.

The pair have only faced each other once competitively, coming at the Canadian Masters where Murray won in straight sets for the loss of just four games, and the Scot's form coming into his latest quarter-final appearance suggests a similar result could follow.

What they said

Andy Murray: "Obviously the crowd will be right behind him. Understandably so. They're going to watch him play a lot of matches like this over the next 10, 15 years probably. And, yeah, that's just something that I'll have to deal with in my way. I've played a lot of matches. I've played in French Open against French players where the crowd can be very difficult. I've experienced it before, so hopefully I'll deal with it well."

Nick Kyrgios: "I think this one, it feels a bit better [than Wimbledon], honestly. There was a lot of expectation coming into this tournament. I was obviously out for a couple weeks before Sydney. I wasn't expecting, you know, anything, especially not quarter-finals. And, yeah, it's just massive, especially to do it in front of your home crowd. Hisense is an unbelievable court. I'd never played on it before. It's definitely my favorite court now."

Betting odds (source: William Hill)

Andy Murray 1/7 v 9/2 Nick Kyrgios

Head-to-head record: Murray 1-0 Kyrgios. Last match Canadian Masters 2014 (Hard) Murray bt Kyrgios 6-2 6-2

Previous meetings at the Australian Open: N/A