Result: Andy Murray edges past Albert Ramos-Vinolas in Barcelona Open quarter-finals

Andy Murray celebrates winning his French Open quarter-final on June 1, 2016
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World number one Andy Murray earns a place in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open with a three-set victory over Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Andy Murray has edged past Albert Ramos-Vinolas to earn a place in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open.

Last week, Murray lost out to the Spaniard in another energy-sapping encounter but on Friday afternoon, he overcame a slow start to claim a 2-6 6-4 7-6 victory.

The world number one only entered the event in order to gain some match practice after his early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters, and he looked rusty as Ramos-Vinolas easily wrapped up the opener.

The left-hander generally had the better of the second set as well, but he squandered five break-point opportunities and they went into a decider after Murray struck on his only chance.

The third went back and forth but after Murray prevented his opponent from serving out the match, he moved into a 4-0 lead in a tie-break before eventually closing it out by a 7-4 scoreline.

Murray will now play Dominic Thiem for a place in the final.

Andy Murray in action at the US Open on August 30, 2016
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray11,270
2Serbia Novak Djokovic7,085
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,685
4Switzerland Roger Federer5,125
5Spain Rafael Nadal4,375
6Canada Milos Raonic4,135
7Croatia Marin Cilic3,725
8Japan Kei Nishikori3,650
9Austria Dominic Thiem3,615
10Belgium David Goffin3,055
11France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,825
12Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,820
13Lucas Pouille2,696
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,690
15United States Jack Sock2,405
16France Gael Monfils2,365
17Albert Ramos-Vinolas2,180
18Pablo Carreno Busta2,170
19Alexander Zverev2,165
20Australia Nick Kyrgios2,155