Andy Murray defeated Wimbledon International Tennis Championship Nick Kyrgios to reach the quarter-finals for the ninth time since his participation in the tournament.
The British, ranked second in the world among the white game champions, won 7-5 6-1 6-4 to face Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, number 12 on the world, next Wednesday.
Forty minutes after matching Murray’s superlative level, Kyrgyz’s enthusiasm was extinguished by the continuing strong performance of the world number two.
The 2013 Wimbledon champion did not lose a set in the last eight games of the tournament, joining Pete Sampras and John McEnroe by reaching the quarter-finals nine times.
“The match was closed in Group A,” Murray told the BBC. “Although I won 6-1, the gameplay was very conservative for both of us.”
He added that the second group was somewhat comfortable compared to the first, stressing that Nick Kirgius had started in this group losing focus, which made the keys to the game in the hands of Murray.
On his upcoming match, Murray said, “The difficulty of the matches increases as we advance in the tournament. Tsonga is one of the strongest players involved, and I need to play hard in order to win.”
Kiergyos was also strong, but Murray managed to keep his lead all the time as none of his hits were lost throughout the game.
Although the first group was tough on the players, Murray managed to maintain the quality of his performance throughout the game while the enthusiasm of his Australian opponent was extinguished.