Andy Murray relishing taking on Kevin Anderson in the last 16 of the US Open
Last Updated: 08/09/15 2:33am
Andy Murray says he is relishing taking on Kevin Anderson in the last 16 of the US Open as he stands four wins away from clinching a third Grand Slam title.
Murray moved into the fourth round at Flushing Meadows following a 6-3 6-2 7-5 victory over Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci on Saturday night in New York.
A routine win on a cool, comfortable night after a week of stifling heat gave Murray, who has also battled a head cold, the last berth in the next round and should prime the Scotsman for the pressures of the later stages at the year's last major.
The British No 1 boasts a strong record against the big-serving South African having won five of their previous six encounters, including a straight-sets win in the final at Queen's in June.
Anderson, the 15th seed, has never made it past the third round in New York but is in good form after winning the Winston-Salem Open last week and beating highly-rated Austrian Dominic Thiem in round three.
"I played some good matches against him in the past," Murray said.
"I only lost to him once in Montreal. It was a very quick, easy match.
"I lost to him there but apart from that, I've normally played quite well against him.
"He's obviously playing some good stuff. He won the tournament last week. He's had a couple of good wins here.
"Thiem is going to be one of the top players in the future - that was a pretty good win tonight. It will be a tough one, for sure."
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