Andy Murray expects tough Tsonga test


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Andy Murray knows he will face a tough test when he takes on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last eight of Wimbledon on Wednesday.

The British number one eased his way into a ninth successive quarter-final with a 7-5 6-1 6-4 victory over Nick Kyrgios and he will now take on number 12 seed Tsonga for a place in the final four.

Murray is yet to drop a set at this year’s championships while he has won 12 of his 14 previous meetings with Tsonga, including both times they have previously met at the All England Club in 2010 and 2012.

Despite his impressive record, the 29-year-old knows he will have to be on the top of his game if he is to beat the Frenchman, who he rates as one of the world’s best grass-court players.

Murray said: “You can learn from the matches that you’ve played against him, see the things that worked well and try to execute that when you play him the next time.”

The world number two is available at 1.07 to win Wednesday’s match while Tsonga is on offer at 7.00 to reach a third Wimbledon semi-final.

Murray has also played down expectations over his chances of winning a second Wimbledon title following the early exit of top seed Novak Djokovic at SW19.

He added: “Every year I play here it’s the same. It’s not any different this year than it’s been any of the other years I’ve been here. I try my best to win my matches, go as deep as possible.

“I’ve been playing well so far in this event but the matches as you progress get tougher.”

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