Andy Murray takes on Kei Nishikori in the men's singles quarter-final clash of the 2016 US Open on Wednesday (7 September).
Where to watch live
The match starts at 6.30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on British Eurosport & Eurosport HD. Live scores and regular updates will be available on US Open's official website.
World number two Andy Murray comes into this clash after producing a dominant display against Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-final, which made it clear that it is going to take something special to beat him at the 2016 US Open.
Murray took just two hours to beat his opponent, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, which saw him register 28 winners to 23 unforced winners. The Scot, who has won the US Open title in 2012, will know that this is his best chance to win a second title, considering that Rafael Nadal has been knocked out while Novak Djokovic is still not looking his best due to a wrist injury.
With the current form he is in, the 29-year-old is expected to beat his opponent Nishikori on 7 September.
Japan's most famous tennis import, Kei Nishikori too has been in fine form in the past couple of months. His performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics brought him the bronze medal, while in the ongoing US Open he has looked threatening.
The world number seven, comes into this clash on the back of a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win over Croatian Ivo Karlovic, taking the same time as Murray to finish off his opponent. Surviving 21 aces from Karlovic, Nishikori hit an incredible 44 winners while registering just seven unforced errors.
What will be of concern for Nishikori is that he has lost seven of their last eight meetings and will need to pull up his socks if he is to cause an upset.
Betting odds (betfair)
- Andy Murray to win: 1/6
- Kei Nishikori to win: 4
The duo have faced each other eight times in the ATP tour and Grand Slam events, with Murray winning seven of those encounters. They last met in the semi-final of the 2016 Rio Olympics earlier this year, with Murray coming out on top with a 6-1, 6-4 victory.
US Open history
Murray and Nishikori have never faced each other at the US Open in the past.