Andy Murray reaches European Open quarter-finals

Andy Murray reaches European Open quarter-finals

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Andy Murray has entered into the European Open quarter-finals with a straight-sets victory over eighth seed Pablo Cuevas in Antwerp.

Britain's former world number one - now ranked 243rd - beat the Uruguayan 6-4 6-3 in 84 minutes. It was only his sixth ATP Tour-level win since returning from career-threatening hip surgery.

The two-time Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray, 32, will play Romania's world number 92 Marius Copil in the last eight.

World number 45 Cuevas, 33, saved seven break points in the first set against Murray before the Scot eventually broke his serve at 5-4 up to take the early advantage. Murray broke again in the sixth game of the second set before seeing out the match.

"I thought I served quite well for most of the match and, when I was able to get into the baseline rallies, I felt I was hitting the ball quite clean, which is good," said Murray.