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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1Scotland flag Andy Murray12,005
2Serbia Novak Djokovic8,915
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,705
4Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
5Canada Milos Raonic4,480
6Switzerland Roger Federer4,305
7Spain Rafael Nadal4,145
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,465
9Croatia Marin Cilic3,420
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,310
11France Gael Monfils3,190
12Belgium David Goffin2,975
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,960
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,456
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,425
17United States Jack Sock2,375
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
19Pablo Carreno Busta2,025
20Alexander Zverev1,850