Murray ready for Djokovic test

Murray Djokovic 14525934Andy Murray says he is by no means overawed by the huge task that awaits him ahead of his US Open quarter-final with top seed Novak Djokovic (Match Betting -1/4, Murray 11/4).

Following back surgery last year, the 27-year-old has struggled for form at times in 2014 and, after being knocked out in the last eight of his Wimbledon defence, he decided to undertake a vigorous training regime to ensure he was ready for the final Grand Slam of the year

Murray’s (6/1 – US Open outright) Flushing Meadows campaign got off to a strange start after he found himself battling cramp in his opening win over Robin Haase and he wasn’t always entirely convincing in his victories that followed over Matthias Bachinger and Andrey Kuznetsov.

However, he was brilliant on Monday, cruising past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets to set up his quarter-final clash with Djokovic (Evens – US Open outright).

The Scot beat the world number one in the 2012 final but the Serb has only got stronger since then and proved his class by recently winning Wimbledon.

Murray knows he is in for a tough task on Wednesday night but says he cannot wait to be involved in what looks set to be one of the matches of the tournament on the Arthur Ashe court.

“Playing at night against the number one player in the world is exciting,” he told BBC Sport. “If you aren’t getting motivated or pumped for those matches, then that’s when there’s a problem.

“That’s what you put the work in for, so that when you come to these events and you do have to play against the best players, you’re ready. And as much as it’s incredibly tough and challenging – that’s what you enjoy.”

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