Result: Andy Murray into last eight at US Open with straight-sets win over Milos Raonic

Andy Murray
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British number one Andy Murray defeats Canada's Milos Raonic in straight sets and progress to the quarter-finals of the US Open.

British number one Andy Murray has reached his third US Open quarter-final with a stunning straight-sets victory over Canada's Milos Raonic.

Raonic provided strong resistance in the opening set, but the big-serving 19-year-old blinked in game nine, producing two double faults as Murray claimed the vital break before holding comfortably to close out 6-4.

Murray, who did not face a single break point during the entire 120-minute match, broke again in game five of set two.

The Scot then continued to serve with supreme authority, keeping his opponent at arm's length and taking the second set by the same scoreline as the first.

Raonic was broken twice more in the third set, as Murray prevailed 6-2. Murray has now reached eight consecutive Grand Slam quarter-finals.

He will face Marin Cilic in the last eight. If he overcomes the Croatian, he will then take on either Tomas Berdych or world number one Roger Federer at the semi-final stage.

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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