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Hall of Fame Open: Murray reaches last eight

Andy Murray defeated Max Purcell 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday evening and will play Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the No 3 seed, in the next round

Andy Murray Andy Murray in Stuttgart (Imago/Panoramic)

No 6 seed Andy Murray moved into the quarter-finals of the Hall of Fame Open by winning against Australian wildcard Max Purcell 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport on Wednesday evening.

Murray, ranked No 52, will play Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the No 3 seed, next.

In the previous round of the Hall of Fame Open, Andy Murray beat American Sam Querrey (6-2, 6-0). Purcell, ranked No 202, edged out Frenchman Adrian Mannarino (6-3, 1-6, 7-5) in the first round of the Hall of Fame Open.

Newport ATP 250, other second-round results (International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, grass, USD 665.330, most recent results first):

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Jason Murray Kubler
  • Peter Gojowczyk vs. John Isner
  • Benjamin Bonzi (5) beat Christopher Eubanks (Q): 6-4, 7-6 (5)
  • Jiri Vesely vs. Steve Johnson
  • Maxime Cressy (4) beat Mitchell Krueger (Q): 6-3, 6-4
  • Alexander Bublik beat Jack Sock: 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
  • James Duckworth (8) beat Quentin Halys: 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
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