French Open: I need to learn from US Open defeat to Kei Nishikori, says Andy Murray

Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball to Russia's Karen Khachanov during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open in Paris on June 5, 2017.
Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball to Russia's Karen Khachanov during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open in Paris on June 5, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (Reuters) - World No. 1 Andy Murray will carry the lesson of last year's US Open quarter-final defeat to Kei Nishikori into Wednesday's French Open last-eight clash against the Japanese, the 28-year-old has said.

Murray was tipped to seal last year's US Open title after winning the Wimbledon and an Olympic gold medal but Nishikori stunned the Briton in an intense five-set match.

While Nishikori has no recollection about the victory, Murray had no problems remembering the match.

"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."