World No. 2 Novak Djokovic gets his first real test at the Sony Open Tennis 2014 tournament on Thursday when he faces rival Andy Murray in the quarterfinal round of the tournament held at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Miami, Florida.
Both 26 years old, the Serbian, who is ranked No. 2 in the world and the Scottish, who is ranked No. 6 are in the prime of their careers. They have met 19 times already before the Miami tournament and Djokovic has the slight edge, 11-8.
The last couple of years have been very close too. In January 2013, Djokovic defeated Murray in the final of the Australian Open in four sets, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2. Five months later in London, Murray returned the favor with a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 straight sets win in the championship round at Wimbledon.
The match-up in Miami may not be a Grand Slam final but it’s one of the most awaited so far in 2014.
An in-form Murray strutted his wares in the previous round with a dominating 6-4, 6-1 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Djokovic also won in straight sets in the Round of 16 but had to go some tough moments against Tommy Robredo winning with a score of 6-3, 7-5.
The winner of the Murray-Djokovic match will face the winner of the Roger Federer-Kei Nishkori quarterfinal.
2014 Sony Open Tennis Quarterfinals (1) Rafael Nadal vs. (12) Milos Raonic (22) Alexandr Dolgopolov vs. (7) Tomas Berdych (5) Roger Federer vs. (20) Kei Nishikori (6) Andy Murray vs. (2) Novak Djokovic
Watch the Murray-Djokovic Live Streaming and other quarterfinals matches via the tournament’s official website.