World number one Andy Murray will carry the lesson of last year’s US Open quarter-final defeat to Kei Nishikori into Wednesday’s French Open last eight clash against the Japanese, the 28-year-old has said.
Murray was tipped to seal the US Open title in 2016 after winning the Wimbledon and an Olympic Gold medal but Nishikori stunned the Briton in an intense five-set match.
While Nishikori has no recollection about the victory, Murray had no problems remembering the match.
“There’s a good chance it’s a long one. He returns well and he’s very solid off both wings. He’s always a tough guy to play against.
“He played very well (against Karen Khachanov) and he’s playing better and better. Now a lot of things are possible. Andy knows what he has to do,” Ivanisevic said.