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Murray and Djokovic power into Miami quarters

MIAMI (Reuters) – Britain’s Andy Murray crushed Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-1 6-0 to surge into the Sony Ericsson Open quarter-finals Tuesday.

The Scot needed just 58 minutes to move into the last eight, winning 83 percent of first service points as he totally dominated his opponent.

Fourth seed Murray will next face Spain’s Fernando Verdasco who beat Czech Radek Stepanek 6-2 6-2.

“I didn’t make a lot of mistakes, won a high percentage of first serves and used my slice well. I just kept thinking all the way through the match,” said Murray.

“Right from the start, to get a break early that kind of set the tone for the rest of the match. He didn’t really recover from that,” he added.

Serbia’s third-seeded Novak Djokovic thrashed Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 and will meet Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who fought back for a 6-7 6-3 6-2 win over compatriot Gilles Simon.

World number one Rafael Nadal was playing Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and second seed Roger Federer faced American Taylor Dent later on Tuesday.

(Editing by Ed Osmond/Rex Gowar)