Murray ‘looking forward’ to ‘good test’ quarterfinal clash with Djokovic in Sony Open

Johannesburg, Mar 26: Defending champion Andy Murray has said that he is looking forward to his upcoming Sony Open quarter-final clash with world No.2 Novak Djokovic as he believes it would be a ‘good test’ for him.

Murray and the Serb will meet for the first time since last year’s Wimbledon final after advancing with ease on Tuesday into the ATP and WTA Masters quarter-finals in Miami.

According to Sport24, the sixth-seeded Scot, who trails the Serb 8-11 in their all-time rivalry, dispatched French 11th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-1 while second seed Djokovic gave away a second-set point in a sporting gesture to Tommy Robredo during a 6-3, 7-5 triumph.

Murray said that he is looking forward to a repeat match with Djokovic after not playing him since last July as he believes the clash would be a good test for him as they both have played a lot of long, tough matches.

Despite reporting some pain in his hips and lower back, Murray was satisfied with his level of fitness while remaining aware that he needs to monitor himself.

Djokovic, who has won six matches in a row against Robredo, is playing the event for the ninth time and has a 28-5 record and also leads the way among active players for titles won in Miami, winning in 2007, 2011 and 2012.

Meanwhile, Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was ousted 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 by Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov, who also advanced into the tournament, the report added. (ANI)