Andy Murray has set up a semi-final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic after beating David Ferrer in his last-eight match at the French Open.

The British number one was forced to a tie break in his opening set and survived a late rally from the Spaniard in the third before sealing a 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 5-7 6-1 win.

Djokovic remains on course for his third triumph at Roland Garros, edging past Rafael Nadal in his opening set before turning on the style to win 7-5 6-3 6-1 and continue his dominant 2015.

Murray and Ferrer exchanged blows throughout the first set with the first three games all going against serve. With the chance to see out the set at 5-4, Murray was broken to love but recovered well to take the advantage after a tie break.

After a comfortable second set the 27-year-old cruised into a 3-0 lead in the third but allowed the ever-competitive Ferrer to battle his way back into contention as the Spaniard saved match point at 5-4 before breaking again to keep his hopes alive.

Murray recovered his composure brilliantly in the fourth, however, as he powered his way into a 5-1 lead en route to clinching the win to take his place in his 16<sup>th Grand Slam semi-final.