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 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
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