Andy Murray vs Nick Kyrgios: Australian Open 2015 match preview

A look ahead to the quarter-final match in the men's singles

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The Independent Online

Andy Murray dropped his first set in Melbourne against Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round but went on to win and match his performance from last year's tournament.

Murray advanced to the quarter-finals in Melbourne for the fourth consecutive year and is set to meet the world No 53 Nick Kyrgios.

The only problem is that Kyrgios is the home crowd favourite and the man who stopped Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last summer.

Kyrgios is the first Australian to reach the semi-finals in Melbourne since Lleyton Hewitt in 2005. It will also be his debut at the Rod Laver arena.

So far the 19-year-old Australian has defeated Federico Delbonis, Ivo Karlovic, Malek Jaziri and Andreas Seppi.

The two have played just once before, when Murray recorded a comfortable win 6-2, 6-2. The winner will face either Tomas Berdych or Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

 

START: Tuesday, Rod Laver Arena, 8.15 am GMT

PAST MEETINGS:

2014- Toronto (Hard) Murray won 6-2, 6-2

STATS:

Murray has dropped 45 games in the first four rounds while Kyrgios 84.

Kyrgios is the only player in the quarter-finals from outside of the top 10.

Murray has the most break points won with 25 in the men’s draw.

Kyrgios challenged the judges’ decisions the most times (23) in the men’s draw and he was only right on eight occasions.

ODDS:

Murray to win 1.14

Kyrgios to win 5

TV: British Eurosport

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