Andy Murray takes on Milos Raonic for place Indian Wells quarter-finals
Andy Murray takes on Canadian giant Milos Raonic for a place in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open.
Last Updated: 12/03/14 3:51pm
Murray is first match on court on Wednesday - he is due on around 6pm - and he will have to play considerably better than he did in the third round if he wants to advance.
Murray had to fight back from a set down to defeat Jiri Vesely, the world No 77 on Monday to set up a match with tenth seed Raonic.
Ranoic is playing his first tournament since the Australian Open after recovering from a leg injury suffered in Melbourne, so he is still rusty.
After a bye in the first round his first match back saw him have to scrap hard to knock out Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6 4-6 7-6 and he needed his fearsome serve to get him out of trouble, serving a whopping 33 aces.
He looked better in the third round, knocking out Alejandro Falla 6-4 6-3.
"I have got to go out there and play well, that's the main thing to focus on," said Raonic. "I have to really take care of my serve, and try to sort of make the most of the situations as they occur.
"Andy's in a situation where he didn't play for a big chunk of time (back surgery) and I'm in mine. I have to really buckle down and focus on myself and make sure I do my things well, and then change a few things that I may need to facing him."
Murray has played Raonic three times and lost twice to him so this represents a real test given that he is struggling for form.
The prize will be a place in the last eight against either Alexandr Dolgopolov - who opened up this quarter of the draw nicely by dumping Rafa Nadal out on Monday - or Fabio Fognini.
Watch Murray v Raonic live on Sky Sports 3, with coverage from 6pm.