Murray Breaks Records
20 March 2015, 07:16
Andy Murray is relishing the prospect of a "tough test'' against Novak Djokovic after booking a semi-final showdown with the world number one at Indian Wells.
The Scot made it 10 wins out of 10 against Feliciano Lopez - and 497 for his career to surpass Tim Henman as Britain's most prolific male player of the open era - with a one-sided 6-3 6-4 victory in the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday.
Serbia's Djokovic was handed a progression by walkover after Australian Bernard Tomic pulled out with a back injury.
And Murray said on Sky Sports: "Against him you're going to have to a play high-quality match, you can't have any part of your game not working against him.
"He'll obviously be fresh with a couple of days' rest so it'll be a tough test but it's one I'm looking forward to.''
Murray's perfect 10 against Lopez fits in with his good overall record against left-handed players - a fact he puts down to his elder brother Jamie.
"My brother's a lefty so when I was a kid it's all I practiced against up to the age of 12,'' he said. "I see the spin almost more naturally than against right-handers.
"I passed very well today and that stopped him feeling comfortable up to the net, it meant he spent a bit more time at the back and I was able to dictate the match.''