British tennis superstar Andy Murray will take on Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-final of the Montreal Masters in Canada on Friday.
The road to the quarter-final for Murray has been a smooth one. He defeated Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the second round and Gilles Simons in the third round to reach the last eight of the Montreal Masters.
Murray did not have to play the first round as he was given a bye.
On the other hand, Tsonga had to fight hard to reach the quarter-final stage. He faced tough tests right from the first round of the tournament. Tsonga went on to beat Bernard Tomic, R. Bautista Agut and Biorna Coric to reach the quarter-final stage of the Montreal Masters.
"I thought I played a good match; returned well. First game was important. I served a few break points there. That kind of settled the nerves a little bit. I was able to neutralise his biggest weapon, which is his serve. That was the key to the match," Murray told reporters after he defeated Jack Sock comprehensively in the third round.
Murray will be eyeying his third title in Canada. He won the first one in 2009 against Juan Martin Del Potro followed by 2010 against Roger Federer. Last year, he lost to Tsonga in the quarter-final at the same venue and therefore would look to avenge that defeat.
"That was a tough one for me to lose. I was up a break in that match in the third set. I was going through a difficult period there, having played a poor match at Wimbledon, was struggling a bit with my confidence. I remember that match pretty well. Managed to win against him a few weeks later at the US Open, which was for me a big win. At that time it was very important for me, that one.
"But it's very different conditions here to Toronto. I would expect a slightly different match. But Jo's always tough to play against. He will be pumped to try to defend his title here. It will be a tough match," said Murray.
Where to watch live:
Andy Murray vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga quarter finals has been scheduled for 8:30pm local time (6am IST, 1:30am BST) with live TV coverage in India on Star Sports 4.
Viewers in the UK can watch the Andy Murray vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga quarter finals live on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports HD3.
Viewers in the US can switch to ESPN 3 with live streaming option of the same on Watch ESPN.
Live Streaming of the Andy Murray vs Kei Nishikori quarter finals will be available on Tennis Tv.