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Andy Murray breezes in to Queens quarter-final

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Murray will now face Becker (©GettyImages)
Murray will now face Becker (©GettyImages).

Andy Murray reached the quarter-final of the Aegon Championships at Queens after wins over Nicolas Mahut and Marinko Matosevic.

The Brit, who is returning from a back injury that put him out of the French Open, completed a rain-interrupted 6-3 7-6 (7-4) victory over Mahut before easing past Matosevic 6-2 6-2.

He will now face Germany's Benjamin Becker in the quarter-final later today.

Murray began his match against Mahut on Wednesday but with the scores at 6-3 2-2 (15-0) the rain meant that he would have to wait until Thursday to finish it off.

It took him just 42 minutes to complete the job he had already started against the man who had beaten him at the same stage of the tournament last year.

He had to survive three break points before being 4-3 down in the tie break. He recovered well though and finished Mahut off with a brilliant cross-court backhand.

Three hours later Murray was back on Centre Court to face world number 65 Matosevic from Australia. 

The conditions were blustery but Murray took the first set in 25 minutes and took a similar time to dispatch win the second.

Murray was happy with display but admits playing in the conditions weren't easy.

“It was good," Murray told BBC Sport. "This afternoon was tricky, it was extremely windy. I had to be patient and not play high-risk tennis too closely to the lines.

"I have been moving fairly well in the first couple of matches and hopefully that will get better.

"They were two very different matches - the second was more baseline while Mahut played more closely to the net.

"Hopefully the wind calms down a bit tomorrow and we will see more good tennis."

Murray is now the only British representative after Juan Martin del Potro dispatched Dan Evans in straight sets in just 55 minutes.


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