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Andy Murray says he will learn from his defeat last year in order to win Kei Nishikori

World number one Andy Murray says he will learn from last year’s defeat in order to win Kei Nishikori.

Andy Murray has promised to carry the lesson of his last year’s US Open quarter-final defeat to Kei Nishikori into his recent competition the French Open last eight clash with the Japanese Kei Nishikori, the new competition will take place on Wednesday 7th of June.

Murray was tipped to seal the US Open title in 2016 after winning Wimbledon and an Olympic Gold medal but Nishikori stunned the Briton in an intense five-set match.

Kei Nishikori.

“Obviously we played at the US Open and that was five sets, a match that got away from me a little bit, so I need to learn a bit from that,” Murray told Eurosport.

“There’s a good chance it’s a long one. He returns well and he’s very solid off both wings. He’s always a tough guy to play against.

“I’m happy with where my game’s at. Everything is going pretty well just now. I’m feeling good going into the middle part of the second week.”

Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic has backed the Briton to beat Nishikori.

Andy Murray

“He played very well (against Karen Khachanov) and he’s playing better and better. Now a lot of things are possible. Andy knows what he has to do,” Ivanisevic said.

“I don’t see Nishikori beating Andy. Nishikori doesn’t have the mental side. He’s going to crack, Andy is too good.”

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