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Murray advances into Metz last eight

Former world number one Andy Murray put together a solid performance to defeat Canada’s Vasek Pospisil and reach the last eight of the Moselle Open in Metz, France, his first appearance in a quarter-final since sweeping to his 46th title in Antwerp nearly two years ago.

I'm starting to get that back and the results are coming, and my tennis is getting better Andy Murray

Murray, currently ranked 113, swept to a convincing 6-3 6-3 victory and will face either top seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland or Lucas Pouille for a place in the semi-finals, the Frenchman having recovered to dispatch the Canadian qualifier Brayden Schnur, 3-6 6-4 6-4.

The 34-year-old Brit, who has undergone two hip surgeries in the last three years, broke the 66th-ranked Pospisil four times in the 84-minute match to extend his win-loss record against the Canadian to five wins in six meetings.

“I was trying to make him work a lot on his own service games,” Murray revealed after his win. “He’s got an excellent serve and likes to dictate with the first ball after the serve, so I was trying to focus on getting lots of returns back and then, when I got the opportunity on the second serve, try and put some pressure on him. I think I did that well.”

Murray revealed earlier in the week, that his goal was to get his body used to playing tennis again and would be playing as many matches as possible for the rest of the year,

“This period has been the most tournaments I’ve played recently, and my body feels good and I’m starting to gain just a little bit of confidence with each match,” the three-time Grand Slam champion added on the ATP website.

“There have been times in the past year where I’ve been a little bit confused and not seeing how the points are developing which for me was always a strong part of my game and it made me feel quite uncomfortable on the court when I was feeling that way.

“I’m starting to get that back and the results are coming, and my tennis is getting better.”

In other second round action Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk, who made the fourth round of the US Open as a qualifier, beat French lucky loser Antoine Hoang 6-2 3-6 6-4.

Second seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain enjoyed a 7-5 6-2 win over Sweden’s Mikael Ymer and will face a fast-improving Danish 18-year-old, Holger Rune, a qualifier.

The teenager, who took a set off Novak Djokovic in the opening round of the US Open, won his first-round match at Metz over a Lucky Loser without dropping a game and for his encore in round two, successfully saw off the fifth seeded Lorenzo Sonego of Italy, 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4.

Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune of Denmark , reflects on a point at Flushing Meadows.

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