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Murray reaches quarter-finals in Madrid

Andy Murray
Andy Murray will lose his world number two ranking to Roger Federer unless he successfully defends his title in Madrid

Defending champion Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open with an impressive 6-4 6-2 win over 16th seed Gilles Simon of France.

Second seed Murray, 28, broke Simon for the first time to take the opening set as part of a five-game winning run.

He then broke three times in the second set to complete victory in one hour, 38 minutes.

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