World number one Andy Murray and promising player Karen Khachanov of Russia have scheduled a meeting at Roland Garros which will determine which of the two players will reach the quarter-final stage of the event.

2016 Roland Garros runner-up Murray and 21-year-old Khachanov are set to battle for the first time ever on the ATP level, having never met before.

Murray, the number seed of the second Grand Slam event of the season, will be looking to continue his form rise on Sunday.

The Scot is coming off four-set wins over 73rd-ranked Andrey Kuznetsov and Slovak Martin Klizan, all before he crushed well-known Juan Martin del Potro in a three-setter in round three. After a not so memorable build-up for Roland Garros, Murray is showing signs of life when it matters most -- at the biggest clay-court event of the season.

On the other side, Khachanov would love to outclass the world number one tennis player and pull off his career-best win thus far.

The young Russian has yet to be defeated in the main draw of Roland Garros, picking up three wins and zero losses in his debut campaign at the French tournament. After failing to qualify for the event last year, losing in the qualifiers second-round, the world number 53 is leaving his mark in the clay of Paris year after.

Keys to the match

Karen Khachanov would love more than anything to have his good serve and heavy groundstrokes click when he faces off against top-ranked tennis player in the world Andy Murray.

The Russian could be trouble for the three-time Grand Slam champion with his gifted weapons, should he get in the zone.

But, for Khachanov, it will be more than just having his assets on point -- he needs to not under the pressure of playing against the world number one on one of the biggest tennis courts in the world in order to stand a chance. However, the world number 53 has earned some momentum at Roland Garros, having defeated former top-10 players Tomas Berdych and John Isner on his way to round-of-16 in France.

Murray would have to use his knowledge, tactics, and experience to avoid any drama against Khachanov. The Scot's exceptional defense and returning abilities could force Khachanov into making unforced errors and frustration. Two-time Olympic champion Murray will certainly be looking to mix the pace, probably using drop shot along the way, with which he has been familiar with during this campaign in Paris. If Murray improves his inconsistent serve on Monday, that could spell more trouble for Khachanov.

Not this time

2016 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is the favorite to beat 2016 Chengdu Open champion Karen Khachanov and advance to the quarter-final stage of Roland Garros.

It will be a big deal for Khachanov to beat the experienced Scot in the best-of-five-sets format, accounting that Murray's form has been lifted in Paris thus far and that he has shown commitment and dedication to win his first glory on the clay of Paris.

Also, Khachanov is still battling with his consistency at times, and if he gets lost even for a moment during the match Murray will make the most out of it. Khachanov would need to put in a masterpiece performance from the beginning until the end in order to end on the winning side, which is not a likely scenario to happen.

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