Melbourne: Five months after ended a 76-year drought for British men in Grand Slam tournaments with a win at the U.S. Open, Andy Murray is into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and on track to make it two in a row.
The third-seeded Murray beat Gilles Simon of France 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 on Monday, his fourth straight-sets win in a row, and will play unseeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the quarterfinals.
Chardy followed up his upset win over 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro by beating another higher ranked player in the fourth round, defeating No. 21 Andreas Seppi 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday.
Murray said he was surprised by Chardy's win over del Potro.
"Well obviously no one knew," Murray said. "I just have to focus on my side of the court."