Result: Andy Murray moves into last eight

Andy Murray
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British number one Andy Murray produces an assured display to overcome Gilles Simon in straight sets and progress to the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open.

Andy Murray has progressed to the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open with a 6-3 6-4 win over Gilles Simon.

Following the cancelation of his clash with Milos Raonic on Sunday, Murray had only 76 minutes of matchplay under his belt since his early exit at Indian Wells a fortnight ago.

The British number one looked far from rusty though, as he destroyed the Simon serve in game four, breaking to love, before wrapping up the first set with ease.

The second set was almost identical to the first, as the Scot was untroubled on his own serve and claimed a solitary, yet emphatic, break in the seventh game.

Murray made fewer then half of his first serves, but his patience was rewarded as he claimed an impressive 79% of points behind his second.

Janko Tipsarevic awaits the world number four after the Serb overcame Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray11,690
2Serbia Novak Djokovic8,085
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,695
4Switzerland Roger Federer5,125
5Spain Rafael Nadal4,235
6Canada Milos Raonic4,165
7Japan Kei Nishikori4,010
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,565
9Austria Dominic Thiem3,385
10Belgium David Goffin2,975
11France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,915
12Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,880
13Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,870
14Lucas Pouille2,516
15United States Jack Sock2,450
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,425
17France Gael Monfils2,410
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,145
19Albert Ramos-Vinolas2,135
20Pablo Carreno Busta2,025