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Andy Murray advances to quarterfinals at Paris Masters

Associated Press

PARIS — In a prelude to this month's Davis Cup final, Andy Murray routed David Goffin 6-1, 6-0 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the Paris Masters.

Murray lost only eight points on his serve and broke the 16th-seeded Belgian five times.

Murray and Goffin are expected to face each other again in the Davis Cup final between Britain and Belgium in Gent from Nov. 27-29.

"It was difficult for me to do something today," Goffin said. "I felt tired. My body was on the court, but there was nobody on the inside."

Thursday's match was played on an indoor hard court, but the host Belgians opted to play on clay in the Davis Cup.

The second-seeded Murray will next face Richard Gasquet of France, who advanced when Kei Nishikori of Japan retired while trailing 7-6 (3), 4-1. Nishikori received a massage on his back at the changeover before stopping in the next game.

ANDY MURRAY BRITAIN AND BELGIUM DAVID GOFFIN DAVIS CUP GOFFIN KEI NISHIKORI OF JAPAN MURRAY MURRAY AND GOFFIN NISHIKORI PARIS MASTERS RICHARD GASQUET OF FRANCE
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