Result: Andy Murray eases through to quarter-finals of Japan Open

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray will fight for a place in the Japan Open semi-finals after comfortably overcoming Lukas Lacko in straight sets to book a spot in the quarters.

British number one Andy Murray has successfully secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Japan Open by defeating Lukas Lacko 6-1 6-2 in Tokyo.

The Scotsman claimed the first set with ease in just 25 minutes by breaking his opponent at the first time of asking and maintaining his dominance to secure the lead.

Lacko could only get two games on the board in the second set as Murray executed a number of strong serves and precise forehands and returns to secure the second and the match.

The US Open champion will take on Stanislas Wawrinka in the next round.

Stanislas Wawrinka
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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