Result: Andy Murray brushes Jo-Wilfried Tsonga aside

Andy Murray celebrates his victory over Feliciano Lopez during their Australian Open third round match on January 18, 2014
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Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Miami Masters quarter-finals following a 6-4 6-1 win over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Andy Murray needed just over an hour to secure his place in the quarter-finals at the Miami Masters as he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-1 this evening.

The British number one secured an early break against the Frenchman, who fought hard to hold serve for the rest of the opening set but could not challenge the Wimbledon champion's serve.

Murray dominated in the second, swiftly opening up a 5-1 lead before bringing up three match points against his opponent's serve, which had been patchy throughout.

The 11th seed saved the first, but missed his serve while looking to wipe out the second, allowing Murray to attack the second serve and wrap up the match.

Murray will face second seed Novak Djokovic in the last eight.

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates a point in his fourth round match against Stephane Robert of France during day eight of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2014
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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