Murray cruises, Raonic fights back

Andy Murray was surprisingly dominant in his straight sets victory over Nick Kyrgios, while Milos Raonic had to battle back from two sets down to defeat David Goffin.

As the quarter-final line-ups were completed at SW19 on Monday, Murray and Raonic became two of the last players to book their place in the last eight.

British No 1 Murray was expected to be given a tough test by Kyrgios, who had impressed with his performances during the first week, but the young Australian proved no real match for his opponent on the day.

Things were reasonably tight during the first set, with both players avoiding giving away any break point opportunities in the first 11 games.

But with Kyrgios serving to stay in the set at 5-6, Murray finally pounced, earning three break points as he raced to a 0-40 lead.

Kyrgios saved the first two bravely but could not save the third as he hit a volley into the net.

Murray was able to ride that momentum during a 26-minute second set, breaking Kyrgios in games four and six to race into a commanding lead.

Another early break at the top of the third handed Murray a 3-1 advantage, and there was no way back for Kyrgios from there, who was looking visibly downbeat.

Serving at 5-4, Murray earned two match points, converting the first courtesy of an ace to wrap up a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 victory.

Murray moves on to face 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who advanced when his fourth round opponent, Richard Gasquet, retired hurt in the first set of their clash with the score 4-2 to Tsonga.

Sixth seed Raonic, meanwhile, looked down and out after going two sets down against 11th seed David Goffin in their fourth round clash.

The Canadian had never come back from a two-set deficit but picked a great time to do just that, turning the tables courtesy of a solitary break in each of the last three sets to wrap up a 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory and set up a quarter-final clash with Sam Querrey.

Also advancing was Frenchman Lucas Pouille, who achieved his best ever result in a Grand Slam tournament by beating Bernard Tomic 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 during an epic three-hour battle on court 12.

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