Denis Istomin relishing Andy Murray clash

Andy Murray in action against Florian Mayer during their US Open third round match on September 1, 2013
© AFP
Denis Istomin says that he is looking forward to clashing with reigning champion Andy Murray at the US Open.

World number 65 Denis Istomin believes that beating Andy Murray at the US Open would be the biggest win of his career.

The two clash in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday, with the pair having met just once before.

However, the 26-year-old from Uzbekistan is relishing the opportunity to square off against the reigning champion.

"I'm looking forward to it," Istomin told reporters. "I've just played him once, I lost in two sets. But it was a close match. I will try to play the same tactics as I did there and we will see what happens.

"He's a great returner. He returns almost everything. The key is my serve. I will try to serve better than usual. He moves on the court incredibly but I will try to move him more and try to beat him.

"If I win, it will be the biggest match of my life. I'm looking forward to this match. I will try to play my game and concentrate on winning."

Murray advanced to the fourth round after beating Florian Mayer on Sunday.

Andy Murray in action against Florian Mayer during their US Open third round match on September 1, 2013
Read Next:
Murray delighted to beat "tricky" Mayer
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060