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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3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
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5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
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13Belgium David Goffin2,560
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