Andy Murray Beats Jurgen Melzer in Rome Masters Pre-Quarters

Andy Murray registered a 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 over Jurgen Melzer to enter second straight clay quarter-final after Madrid Masters.

updated: May 15, 2014 22:04 IST
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Rome: Andy Murray, who quit the ATP-WTA Rome Masters with back problems a year ago and eventually required surgery, closed out a welcome win over Jurgen Melzer with his sixth ace for a 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 result which puts him into his second straight clay quarter-final after Madrid a week ago. (Click here for latest on Tennis)

Monte Carlo champion Stanislas Wawrinka joined fellow Swiss Roger Federer on the scrapheap on Thursday as back pain resulted in a 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 loss to 15th seed Tommy Haas.

The 36-year-old has now won both of his matches with Wawrinka, a 2008 finalist at the Foro Italico.

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