Andy Murray looks to book his place in the Miami Masters quarter-finals when he takes on Gilles Simon on Tuesday.
Murray enjoyed easy progress into the fourth round when Milos Raonic withdrew before Sunday's clash with an ankle injury. The Canadian now faces a few weeks on the sidelines while Murray probably breathed a quiet sigh of relief at not having to face the dangerous Canadian and his 140+ mph serves.
He'll feel far more comfortable against Simon. The Frenchman may be ranked 13 in the world but he's Murray's 'bunny.' The British player has beaten Simon eight times in a row since 2007 on all surfaces. They clashed four times in 2011 with Murray winning 6-3, 6-3 in Monte Carlo, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 in Madrid, 6-3, 6-3 in Cincinnati and 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 n Bangkok, all impressive wins.
Simon's problem is that he plays a very similar game to Murray, one which is based around speed, agility, superb returning and the ability to turn defence into attack rapidly but Murray does just all of it that much better and Simon lacks a plan B or a huge first serve to really unsettle the world number four.
The Frenchman has been playing well recently, he lost a tight battle to John Isner in the Indian Wells quarters and saw off Jurgen Melzer in the third round without dropping a set but it's tough to overcome the psychological blow of losing to someone eight times in a row.
Prediction: Murray in two.