Murray makes Barcelona quarters
Andy Murray thrashed Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-1 6-2 to cruise into the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open.
Murray's tactical expertise and fine defensive skills were far too much for the erratic Giraldo, who unleashed the occasional clean winner but made far too many unforced errors to trouble the second seed.
Having started the match with the first of his nine aces, the British No 1 broke to 15 in game two when Giraldo netted a backhand and then saved a pair of break points himself, before making it 3-0.
He added one more break of serve before wrapping up the set and began set two with yet another break, only for Giraldo to enjoy his best spell of the match and fight back to level at 2-2.
However, his good work was quickly undone as he dropped serve again to trail 2-3 and Murray quickly added the next three games, wrapping up victory when Giraldo lashed a backhand into the net.
Murray will now face the 11th-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic, who had a good win himself, beating sixth seed Nicolas Alamgro 6-3 6-3.