Andy Murray for change started off on fire as he cruised past Italy’s Andreas Seppi to reach the quarter-finals of the Sony Open in Miami.
Murray was rareky threatened throughout the match as he secured his 6-2 6-4 win in one hour and 26 minutes.
The Scot is now just three wins away from replacing Roger Federer as the world number two. He needs to win this tournament to secure the ranking though. Murray will play Croatia’s Marin Cilic, the world number 11, in his quarter final match.
Seppi, currently ranked 19th in the world, simply did not have the arsenal to trouble Murray today, the Italian went the whole of the first set without hitting a winner.
Murray almost let Seppi into the match in the final game at 30-30 serving for the match, Murray double faulted handing Seppi his first break point of the day, but a first serve got him out of trouble and he wrapped up victory swiftly after that.