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Andy Murray overcomes second set wobble to advance into Hall of Fame Open quarters

Andy Murray continues to impress in Newport, although he admits he had some problems against the unconventional Australian.
Andy Murray celebrates a win in Stuttgart

Andy Murray continued to impress at the Hall Of Fame Open in Newport as he overcame Wimbledon champion Max Purcell to reach the quarterfinals.

Purcell won the men's doubles at Wimbledon last week and came into the match full of confidence as a result.

He certainly showed his quality by troubling three-time major winner Murray, but it was the Scotsman who advanced with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win.

"He has a very different game style to a lot of the players on Tour nowadays," Murray said of Purcell post-match.

"He was using a lot of slice off of both sides, which is very rare. It took some time to get used to that way of playing.

"Then once I started to find my rhythm a little bit in the middle of the second set I was able to dictate points and push him around the court a little bit more, whereas in the first set I certainly wasn't doing that."

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Andy Murray will face third seed Alexander Bublik in the last eight after the Kazakhstani overcame Jack Sock.

James Duckworth will face either Felix Auger-Aliassime or Jason Kubler in the other quarterfinal of the top half.

In the bottom half, John Isner, who beat Andy Murray at Wimbledon beat Peter Gojowczyk in straight sets and he will now play fifth seed Benjamin Bonzi.

Maxime Cressy also advanced, and he will play fellow American Steve Johnson in the quarterfinals.

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