Andy Murray cruised in to the Cincinnati Masters quarter finals with a convincing win against Russian Dmitry Tursunov.
The Scot broke the world number 34 four times in all wrapping up the match in quick time 6-3 6-3.
Andy Murray has now beaten Tursunov in all five of their matches, if he loses one more, Murray gets to keep the big Russian, though if Murray doesn’t beat Nadal next time they meet, Nadal owns Murray.
In hot and humid conditions, Murray controlled the match and Tursunov’s hard-hitting ground strokes were no match for the young Scot’s Craft. After the match Murray said,
It’s so hot, unbelievably humid, you get out of breath really quickly so I was happy to come through in two sets, I started to feel the ball better when I broke him early in the second. Against him it’s so important to stay solid because he can produce some huge shots, get on a roll, and I was lucky that I didn’t let him do that today. I changed the pace of the ball well and used the short slice and he didn’t like that very much.
Murray will now face the winner of Carlos Moya or Igor Andreev in the quarter finals tomorrow.