Murray sweeps into quarter-finals at Antwerp

Andy Murray hadn't won an ATP match in Europe for 16 months before appearing in Antwerp this week (AFP Photo/LUC CLAESSEN)
Andy Murray hadn't won an ATP match in Europe for 16 months before appearing in Antwerp this week (AFP Photo/LUC CLAESSEN)

Antwerp (Belgium) (AFP) - 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.

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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.

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