Murray races past Ferrero
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:44
The Scot rarely look troubled in testing hot conditions as he raced to a 6-1 6-3 against the former world number one to book his place in the quarter-finals.
Murray broke in the first Ferrero service game of the match and forced a second in the sixth before wrapping up the opening set with a thumping ace.
Former world number one Ferrero, who beat Gael Monfils to reach the last-16 stage, received more of the same punishment at the start of the second set, Murray converting his second break point chance before holding the rest of the way to take victory in one hour and 17 minutes.
“I’ve had two good wins and I knew it would be tough but I played well,” Murray told Sky Sports.
“This is my best surface. I can swing more freely at the ball as it sits up at a nice height. I felt confident.
“I’m hitting the ball really well from the back of the court.”
Murray’s victory sets up a last-eight encounter with either Fernando Gonzalez or Nikolay Davydenko.