Murray through to quarterfinals at Wimbledon

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Defending Champion Andy Murray advanced to the quarterfinal of the 2017 Wimbledon after easing past French seed, Benoît Paire in the Round of 16.

And the defending champion rates his next opponent, the unseeded Frenchman Benoit Paire.

Sam Querrey stands directly in his path, a 6ft 5ins American with a unsafe serve but one Murray has beaten seven times in their eight meetings, usually in straight sets. He's now a 2-time champion at the All-England Club and arguably the fittest player on tour.

The 28-year-old has never been beyond the last eight at these championships but looks every bit a threat to the big guns.

Earlier, Croat Marin Cilic demolished Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

Play is likely to be disrupted on Tuesday as a cloudy and rainy day is forecast throughout the day.

"If I made the quarter-finals of Wimbledon but I was unhappy then my mum and dad would rather I lost in the first round and enjoyed my life".

The 29-year-old from California is second in the aces chart with 99 and a fastest serve of 137mph. The grass once frustrated Paire so much that in 2014 he departed in a huff with the memorable line about how Wimbledon "displeases me greatly". "It's not about male or female, in the end it's about which matches you feel the public and broadcasters want to see". "I've done a good job so far here". Thus, Andy became only the third player who managed to reach 10 straight quarter-finals at one Major, after Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer.

Ladbrokes, meanwhile, has Murray at 10/3, again behind Federer and Djokovic.

And you have to go back 44 years - to the days of Roger Taylor, Virginia Wade and wooden racquets - for the last time that happened. I came up with some good shots on the run and made it hard for him to hit loads of winners past me. You can't afford to let any opportunities slip against him. He's not an easy guy to break. "If he is standing on the baseline, hitting forehands, then he can start to dictate play and that makes him very risky". In contrast, Murray is twice a victor at Wimbledon and has also won the US Open and reached finals in Melbourne and Paris. I'm sure he feels some of the pressure sometimes. "He makes a ton of balls. Who doesn't know that?" World no.1 Angelique Kerber was the beaten finalist 12 months' ago, and although she isn't in the greatest of form, Kerber can't be discounted whatsoever.

Lewis, however, said bringing forward the start of play "doesn't work for us", citing travelling fans wanting to take advantage of off-peak fares for their journeys. "Andy handles those big servers well with his returns". "It's more of a penalty shootout. I hope this match has the same impact". "Of course, I believe I have my chance to win".

The No 1 seed went down 4-2 in the first set before fighting back and forcing a tiebreak, which he won convincingly 7-1.

"I do what I can and don't worry about the past - that's just pointless", said Lendl.

"I've played so many matches on this court but it's the first games that I remember the best, like losing to David Nalbandian in my first tournament".

"I don't know if it's down to the weather".

Murray twice recovered from a break down to win the opening set on a tie-break. "Instead of four men's matches and two women's, I would like to see it three and three, and I think any woman would like to see it that way", she told BBC radio. I wouldn't rule Murray out. "Obviously he's playing good".

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