Swift progress for Murray in Madrid

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Published: Thursday 7th May 2015 by The News Editor

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Andy Murray showed no ill-effects from his late finish in the previous round as he stormed through to the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open with a quick-fire victory over Marcel Granollers.

Murray did not get off court until around 3am local time on Thursday morning, after his second-round match with Philipp Kohlschreiber was delayed, and he was then back in action again with a clash against wild card Granollers on Thursday evening.

However, the world number three did not seem unduly bothered about having to play twice on the same day as he brushed aside Granollers 6-2 6-0 in just 65 minutes.

Murray had won four of his previous five meetings with the Spaniard and breaks in the fourth and eighth games of the opening set on Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Court saw him well on the way to a fifth victory.

The second seed increased his dominance further still in the second set, breaking Barcelona-born Granollers three times – including fighting back for 0-40 down on his opponent’s serve in the sixth game to claim the set and the match.

Murray, who won the Madrid title in 2008 in the final year it was an indoor tournament before switching to clay, will now face either fifth seed Milos Raonic or Leonardo Mayer for a place in the last four.

Published: Thursday 7th May 2015 by The News Editor

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