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Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal will renew their rivalry when they meet in the quarter-final of the Rome Masters in Italy.
ANDY MURRAY v RAFAEL NADAL
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The meeting will be the first time since 2011 when Murray won two sets to one running out a 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 winner in the Japan Open.
While most stars would be keen to avoid the world number one, Murray, who turned 27 earlier this week, is relishing the prospect of seeing exactly where his game is at ahead of the summer majors.
“It’s not a bad thing for me to play Nadal because I haven’t played him for a long time. With the French Open and Wimbledon coming I would be quite interested to play him to see how his game changed and all the things I can do to make it difficult for him”, the Scottish star said.
Murray progress in Rome is his best since his reached the semi-final of the event in 2011. On that occasion he lost to Novak Djokovic in 2011 but the fact that he is in the mix once more bodes well for the start of the French Open and Wimbeldon.
The French open is the open Grand Slam that world number 8 Murray has not reached a final but he showed that his has improved his clay game with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Marcel Granollers in the second round and he followed up that success with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 win over world number 67 Jurgen Melzer from Austria.
Nadal meanwhile struggled initially in his clash against Mikhail Youzhny as he faced 10 break points, including five in the ninth game, to win 7-6 (7-1) before wrapping up the game with a 6-4 in the second set.
In the previous round Nadal has equally troublesome time against French star Gilles Simon as he ran out a 7-6, 6-7, 6-2 winner.
The winner of this clash will meet the winner of the Tommy Haas and Grigor Dimitrov while the other side of the draw includes world number 2 Djokovic.