French Open 2015: Andy Murray braced for Novak Djokovic showdown

Andy Murray is ready for an 'extremely tough' French Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic after beating David Ferrer

Andy Murray admitted that he will be in for an “extremely tough” encounter when he takes on Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the French Open.

The British No1 booked his place in the last four of the second Grand Slam of the year with battling 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 5-7 6-1 over David Ferrer on Thursday afternoon.

Djokovic, meanwhile, sealed an impressive straight-sets win over nine-times champion Rafael Nadal to reach the semi-finals.

And Murray knows that he will have to be at his best if he is to stand any chance of beating the world No1.

“It’s going to be an extremely tough match against Novak in the semi-final,” said Murray.

“I hope I can play high quality tennis. Obviously Novak has played very well today to win in straight sets against Rafa.”

The Scot continued: “I knew it was going to be an extremely tough match [against Ferrer]. The third set was tough to lose having match point.

“It’s difficult to play another set when you have just lost match point.”

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