4 Oct 2012

Murray almost perfect in Tokyo, Djokovic untroubled in China

12:39 pm on 4 October 2012

Andy Murray further underlined his status as a Grand Slam tennis champion by overpowering Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-1 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open.

The US Open champion says he made a near perfect start to the match and he needed less than an hour to book his place in the quarter-finals where he'll play the talented Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.

Novak Djokovic reached the China Open quarter-finals in straight sets as he targets his fourth title of the season and presses his bid to be crowned year-end world No.1.

The Serb, second in the world rankings behind Roger Federer, dismantled unseeded Argentine Carlos Berlocq 6-1 6-3 to extend his unbeaten record at the Beijing event which he won in 2009 and 2010 and missed last year through injury.