Sony Open: Andy Murray sets up Novak Djokovic showdown

Andy Murray sets up Novak Djokovic showdown Tennis

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Andy Murray is relishing another encounter with Novak Djokovic after impressing with a win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Sony Open in Miami.

The Scot appears to be getting stronger in every match he plays and always looked comfortable in his 6-4 6-1 victory over the Frenchman.

Back problems now appear to be behind Murray and the 26-year-old will take some stopping if he is to be denied retaining his Miami Masters title.

However, one player who does have the ability to stop Murray’s title charge dead in its tracks is Djokovic and this quarter-final encounter on Wednesday looks set to be a mouthwatering contest.

Murray beat the Serbian star to secure the Wimbledon title last summer and he will no doubt be drawing inspiration from that Grand Slam final win when they meet in Florida.

The British number one, who is 3.85 to win the match, knows it will be a tough challenge but is looking forward to seeing where his game is at when he goes toe-to-toe with Djokovic, who is 1.27 to book a semi-final place.

Murray told Sky Sports: “I’m looking forward to it, it’s a great test for me.

“I think my game is kind of close to where I want it to be right now and he’s obviously playing very good tennis again, winning last week and he’s been pretty comfortable so far here.

“It’s always a fun match up against him and we’ve played here a few times so it’ll be another tough one.”

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