Andy Murray is through to the quarter finals of the ATP Challenger in Biella after beating Gian Marco Moroni 6-4 6-4 on Thursday.
The 33-year-old, who fought back to beat German Maximilian Marterer in the round of 32, found his rhythm early against Moroni, winning in one hour and 52 minutes to set up a quarter-final showdown with Blaz Rola.
The Brit has met Rola once before - in the second round at Wimbledon in 2014 - where Murray emerged a 6-1 6-1 6-0 victor.
Tokyo 2020
‘I don’t know if I’ll get the opportunity to play again’ - Murray on Olympic exit
28/07/2021 AT 09:17
The former world number one had intended to compete at the Australian Open, but tested positive for Covid-19 before flying out to Melbourne.
Murray was unable to find a “workable quarantine” that would have allowed him to play in the season’s opening Grand Slam, with players forced to stay in a hotel for a fortnight before competition.
A head-turning offer for head-turning tennis. One-month premium subscription for just 99p on the Eurosport app and eurosport.co.uk
Tokyo 2020
Murray's Olympic love affair ends with doubles defeat
28/07/2021 AT 06:21
Tokyo 2020
Watch Murray and Salisbury's fired up reaction to reaching third round
27/07/2021 AT 09:45