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Andy Murray followed up his straight-set victory over Australia’s Christopher O’Connell on Tuesday with another on Thursday, beating Kazakh player Bublik 6-3 7-6 (7-4) to reach the BOSS Open quarter-finals in Stuttgart .

Last update: 22/06/09 15:41

Andy Murray could face top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in BOSS Open quarter-finals in Stuttgart

Andy Murray beat seventh seed Alexander Bublik in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the BOSS Open in Stuttgart, where he could now face Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Murray, 35, followed up his straight-set victory over Australian Christopher O’Connell on Tuesday with another on Thursday, beating Kazakh player Bublik 6-3 7-6 (7-4).

The Briton will now meet Tsitsipas if the top seed prevails over Swiss qualifier Dominic Stricker.

Murray lost serve twice in a row in the second set, but saved two set points at 5-2 and two more games later before winning five of the last six points in the tiebreak.

Murray said afterwards: “[Bublik] is predictable in its unpredictability. You’re ready for some amazing shots, then maybe some loose plays.

“He played some amazing stuff for five or six games in the second set and everything was going well.

“I was a bit frustrated but I kept fighting, held a tough 5-2 game and then thought I played well until the end.”

Murray extended his winning record to 3-1 against Bublik, with three of those games coming this season.

The Briton beat Bublik in Rotterdam before losing to his opponent in Indian Wells.

Murray is also set to play next week’s event at Queen’s Club, a tournament he has won five times (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016) before Wimbledon begins on June 27.

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