6 Jun 2014

Murray no pushover: Nadal

11:35 pm on 6 June 2014

The top seed Rafael Nadal says he's expecting stiff opposition from Scottish tennis star Andy Murray in Saturday morning's semi-final of the French Open.

The last time the pair met at Roland Garros, Murray was beaten in the 2011 semi-final, but since then the Scot has captured the US Open and Wimbledon titles.

Nadal says he's not taking the seventh seed lightly. He says to reach the semi-finals Murray can only be playing good tennis.

Murray says Nadal is at home on centre court in Paris where he's won the French title a record eight times.

Murray says he'll have to play good tennis to beat the Spaniard.

In the other semi-final, the second seed Novak Djokovic plays the 18th seed Ernests Gulbis of Latvia.