Andy Murray set for "Missile" test against Milos Raonic in Barcelona Open

Murray set for 'Missile' test against young gun Raonic in Barcelona quarters

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21:00 GMT, 26 April 2012

Andy Murray will get his first close-up look at the young Canadian whose huge serve and easy power have earned him the nickname 'Missile'.

The world No 4 was due to face 21-year-old Milos Raonic in the third round of Miami's Sony Ericsson Open last month before his challenger, who is up to 25 in the world rankings, pulled out with ankle trouble.

But the Scot will now tackle him in the quarter-final of the Barcelona Open, after what the 6ft 5in slugger from Toronto described as his best win to date on clay.

One to watch: Canadian youngster Milos Raonic beat Nicolas Almagro in Barcelona on Thursday

One to watch: Canadian youngster Milos Raonic beat Nicolas Almagro in Barcelona on Thursday

Raonic beat Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-3 and did not lose a game on the serve that he pounds down regularly at 140mph-plus.

Murray beat world No 54 Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-1, 6-2 in just 74 minutes, to make it two clay-court quarter-finals in a row under coach Ivan Lendl.

Marching on: Andy Murray beat Colombian Santiago Giraldo in Spain to reach the quarter-final

Marching on: Andy Murray beat Colombian Santiago Giraldo in Spain to reach the quarter-final