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Murray sweeps into quarter-finals at Antwerp

News24
18 Oct 2019, 05:42 GMT+10

Antwerp - Former world number one Andy Murray cruised into the quarter-finals at Antwerp on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.

Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, is attempting to work his way back to form almost 10 months after career-saving hip surgery.

The Scot, currently ranked 243rd in the world, held serve throughout against eighth seed Cuevas before sealing victory in 84 minutes.

He will take on Romania's Marius Copil on Friday for a place in the last four.

Italian teenager Jannik Sinner dumped out top seed and 2018 runner-up Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2 to reach his first ATP quarter-final.

Next up for the 18-year-old Sinner is American Frances Tiafoe, a straight-sets winner over seventh-seeded German Jan-Lennard Struff.

Results from the ATP tournament in Antwerp on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

2nd round

Jannik Sinner (ITA) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x1) 6-3, 6-2

Frances Tiafoe (USA) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER x7) 6-3, 6-4

Andy Murray (SCO) bt Pablo Cuevas (URU x8) 6-4, 6-3

Marius Copil (ROM) bt Diego Schwartzman (ARG x3) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (9/7)

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