Andy Murray takes out top seed David Goffin at Shenzhen Open
Andy Murray’s latest comeback effort saw him beat top seed David Goffin in straight sets at the Shenzhen Open.
After struggling to see off Zhang Zhizhen in his opening match, Murray produced a much better display as he dispatched the Belgian, who looked sluggish following his Laver Cup participation in Chicago over the weekend, 6-3, 6-4 in just over an hour and a half.
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The three-time Grand Slam winner broke first in game four of the opening set, but Goffin got the break back in game seven only for Murray to break again in the next game.
Murray then raced into a 4-1 lead in the second set with three breaks and, although the world No 11 got one break back, the Scot eased to victory over his highest-ranked opponent since coming back from injury.
He will face either fifth seed Fernando Verdasco, the man who beat him in the second round at the US Open, or Taro Daniel in the quarter-final.
Seventh seed Alex De Minaur also reached the last eight as he beat Mackenzie McDonald 1-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0 and up next for the Australian is Damir Dzumhur, who was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Ramkumar Ramanathan.
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