Murray advances to Australian Open quarterfinals

Murray advances to Australian Open quarterfinals
January 21, 2013, 4:00 am
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Britain's Andy Murray serves to France's Gilles Simon during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) U.S. Open champion Andy Murray has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 win Monday over Gilles Simon of France.

Murray was rarely troubled in a match that lasted 1 hour, 35 minutes, though he was able to convert only eight of 15 break-point chances, while Simon took advantage of both his opportunities.

The third-seeded Murray will play unseeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the quarterfinals. Chardy beat No. 21 Andreas Seppi 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday.