Andy Murray Into U.S. Open Quarter Finals With Straight Sets Win

World number two tennis player Andy Murray.
Andy Murray at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, September 5. Murray defeated Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty

Andy Murray's annus mirabilis continued on Monday night at Flushing Meadows in New York, as the world number two demolished Grigor Dimitrov to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals.

Murray dropped just five games against the talented Bulgarian, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

He has reached the final of all three Grand Slams this year, including winning his second Wimbledon title in July, and successfully retained his Olympic title at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.

Murray's main rival, Novak Djokovic, defeated Briton Kyle Edmund in the early hours of Monday morning.

But Djokovic, 12 times a Grand Slam winner, has admitted to "personal problems" that derailed his Wimbledon campaign and appears still to be troubled by a left wrist injury.

Murray's opponent in the quarter-final is the dangerous Japanese Kei Nishikori, the world number six. Overcome him, and the Scot will face either two-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka or a rejuvenated Juan Martin del Potro. Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open winner, has spent years battling his own wrist injury, but ironically it was his opponent, Dominic Thiem, who retired hurt to allow him progress to the quarter-finals in New York.