Murray beats Lopez to reach quarterfinals in Barcelona
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Murray beats Lopez to reach quarterfinals in Barcelona



Murray, five others in World top-10 to play at Queen's Club

Tennis superstar Andy Murray is through to the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open after a 6-4 6-4 win over Feliciano Lopez on Thursday.

The world number one who had a first-round bye and skipped a second round match after his opponent, Bernard Tomic, backed out because of injury, was made to work hard by the 16th seed in a round three match.

But the 29-year old only broke once in each set to reach his third quarter-final in six events so far in 2017.

“I was happy to play,” Murray said after his victory.

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“I played well in some important moments.”

“It was nice to get through and have another match tomorrow,” said Murray, who will next face Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Murray faced a third-round defeat to Spaniard Ramos-Vinolas in Monte Carlo on Thursday, before accepting a late wildcard to play in Barcelona.

Elsewhere, Dan Evans was defeated in the third round courtesy of a 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 defeat to Austria’s Dominic Thiem.





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