Andy Murray has enjoyed his biggest win by rankings since 2016 with a straight sets victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Murray beat the Greek player 7-6 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Boss Open in Stuttgart, his first victory over a top five player since beating Novak Djokovic in London six years ago.
The Scot will now go on to play Nick Kyrgios or Marton Fucsovic in the semi-finals.
Murray had only played Tsitsipas once before, when the pair met at the US Open in 2021. After leading 2-1, Murray lost in five sets but only after Tsitsipas had taken an eight-minute toilet break, much to his opponent’s annoyance.
This time, neither had to endure a long wait, with the contest over relatively quickly. The first set went to a tie-break with Murray breaking first and then drawing a long lob from Tsitsipas to take the lead.
A strong service game from the Scot underpinned his success in the second, with Murray getting the break at 3-2 and then staying on top to wrap up a 7-6 6-3 win.
Murray said in his on-court interview: “It was an amazing atmosphere. Almost full crowd. Beautiful weather today, really nice conditions to play tennis. I thought I did well. He served unbelievably in the first set.
“I felt like I had very few chances, but when he was creating chances on my serve, I stayed strong.
“I played a really solid tie-break and in the second set, once I was in the rallies, I felt like I was dictating a lot of the points. It was a good performance.”