Andy Murray vs Roger Federer Cincinnati Open: TV Channel, Live Stream, Time, Head to Head, Highlights

Andy Murray faces Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Cincinnati Open on Friday night.

The pair are set to start playing at approximately 7 p.m. EDT (12 a.m. BST on Saturday in the U.K.).

The match will be broadcast on ESPN2 in the United States, Sportsnet ONE in Canada, and Sky Sports 3 in the United Kingdom.

Live streaming will be available via Watch ESPN, Sportsnet, Sky Sports, and ATP’s TennisTV.

Murray of Great Britain, ranked No. 8 in the tournament and No. 9 in the world, defeated No. 11 John Isner of the United States in the last round, 6-7(3), 6-4, 7-6(2).

“I had lost a few close matches — matches like that — over the last few months, so it was important for me to come through,” Murray said, a two-time W&S champion. “You know, it was completely packed crowd from the first point right until the end, as well. So it was a really good atmosphere to get ready for the rest of the tournament, but also the U.S. Open, as well. It was very good.”

Isner, who lost to Rafael Nadal in last year’s final, had two chances to win the match with a 6-5 lead in the third set, but Murray salvaged both points before taking control with a mini-break for a 3-1 lead in the tiebreaker.

Despite losing, Isner considered the match his best of the hard-court season.

“This year, for sure,” he said. “I knew it was going to be a good match. I mean, I didn’t imagine myself blowing him off the court, and vice versa, I didn’t imagine him blowing me off the court.”

Federer of Switzerland, ranked No. 2 in the tournament and No. 3 in the world, defeated unranked Gael Monfils of France in the last round, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

“There was some frustration, but that’s what Gael does to you,” Federer said. “I felt like I missed some opportunities in the second set to close him out, but that’s a credit to him. He hung in there.”

Federer and Murray have battled many times, 21 in all so far. Federer holds the slight advantage at 11-10.

Federer won the only match the two have played this year, at the Australian Open quarterfinals. But Muray won the match before that, in the 2013 Australian Open semifinals. They played five times in 2012, with Federer taking the 3-2 upper hand but losing to Murray in the final at the Summer Olympics in London.

The pair have met twice at the Cincinnati Open before. Murray won the first meeting in 2006, while Federer won the other meeting in 2009.

The pair have a great rivalry, signified by how they often meet in the finals or semifinals of tournaments. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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