Andy Murray looks to avenge US Open defeat against the Japanese star and remain on course for a first French Open title
The Japanese star dumped Murray out of last year’s US Open with an impressive win in five sets, so revenge is most definitely on the cards.
Here is everything you need to know about the match.
When is Murray vs Nishikori and where can I watch it?
Murray vs Nishikori will get underway at around 3pm on Philippe Chatrier Court
The match will get underway after Karolina Pliskova vs Caroline Garcia, which follows Rafael Nadal’s match against fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.
Coverage is live on British Eurosport and ITV4.
Who is Kei Nishikori?
Nishikori was born in Matsue, Japan in 1989 and is seeded eighth at Roland Garros this year.
He is known for being able to dominate groundstrokes and for his Novak Djokovic-esque return of serve.
The Japanese star has matched his best ever French Open run by reaching the quarter-finals for a second time this year.
In the fourth round he recovered strongly from a 6-0 first set defeat to beat Spanish clay court specialist Fernando Verdasco.
But by far Nishikori’s most successful tournament is the US Open, where he beat Murray last year and reached the final in 2014.
What is Andy Murray’s record against Nishikori?
Murray has a dominant record against Nishikori, winning eight matches to the Japanese star’s two.
But things are more even in Grand Slams with both players having won one match.
Murray triumphed in straight sets in the 2012 Australian Open before losing in five in the 2016 US Open.
Although significantly, Murray beat Nishikori in straight sets in the Olympic semi-final in Rio on his way to a second straight gold medal.