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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1Scotland flag Andy Murray9,390
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,285
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,175
4Serbia Novak Djokovic5,805
5Switzerland Roger Federer5,265
6Croatia Marin Cilic4,235
7Canada Milos Raonic4,150
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,895
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,830
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,075
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12Alexander Zverev3,070
13Belgium David Goffin2,785
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
15Lucas Pouille2,570
16France Gael Monfils2,545
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,360
18United States Jack Sock2,335
19Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,155
20Australia Nick Kyrgios2,110