Result: Marin Cilic beats Andy Murray in straight sets

Andy Murray slaps his racket in frustration during the Australian Open quarter-final against Roger Federer in Melbourne on January 22, 2014
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Britain's Andy Murray loses 6-3 6-4 to Croatia's Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals at the Rotterdam 500.

Andy Murray has been knocked out of the Rotterdam 500 following a straight-sets defeat to Croatia's Marin Cilic.

The Wimbledon champion had been the second seed at the tournament, but got off to a slow start, finding himself 4-1 down in the first set following a poor start on serve from the Briton.

With a comfortable lead, Cilic was able to serve out the first set without facing a single break point.

Murray lost an early break again in the second as he struggled for find his rhythm. He created several chances to get the set back on serve, but his opponent was able to save all four break points against him.

At 5-4, Cilic brought up two match points on his own serve, and was able to wrap up the 6-3 6-4 win at the first time of asking with a forehand winner.

Cilic will face either Igor Sijsling or Philipp Kohlschreiber in the semi-finals.

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2Serbia Novak Djokovic8,915
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,705
4Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
5Canada Milos Raonic4,480
6Switzerland Roger Federer4,305
7Spain Rafael Nadal4,145
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,465
9Croatia Marin Cilic3,420
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,310
11France Gael Monfils3,190
12Belgium David Goffin2,975
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,960
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,456
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,425
17United States Jack Sock2,375
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
19Pablo Carreno Busta2,025
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