Result: Andy Murray strolls into semis

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray advances to the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Kei Nishikori.

Andy Murray has advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Kei Nishikori.

The Scot settled into his stride early in the game, breaking early in the first set before taking it comfortably 6-3.

Murray, ranked fourth in the world, kept up the pressure in the second set.

Dominating the match from the baseline, Murray eased the second set 6-3 before cruising to 6-1 in the third.

Murray will face either Novak Djokovic or David Ferrer in the semi-finals.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060
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