Murray beats Simon to reach Madrid Open quarterfinals

MADRID (AP) Andy Murray put on another impressive performance on clay Thursday, defeating Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Madid Open.

The second-seeded Murray broke Simon's serve in the final game of the first set and twice in the second to stay on track to defend his title.

It was a rematch of the 2008 final in Madrid, when Murray won his first title at the tournament.

Murray will next face Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.

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