Result: Andy Murray overcomes Feliciano Lopez to reach last eight in Barcelona

Andy Murray hits a backhand during his semi-final match against Marin Cilic at Queen's on June 18, 2016
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Andy Murray will face either Albert Ramos or Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open after beating Feliciano Lopez.

World number one Andy Murray is through to the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open with a straight-sets win over Feliciano Lopez.

The 29-year-old, competing in his first match at the tournament following the third-round withdrawal of Bernard Tomic, came out on top 6-4 6-4 on Thursday evening.

It took until the eighth game for Murray to break his opponent for the first time, but Lopez soon hit back in the following game after saving five set points.

Murray took his second set point in the 10th game, however, and there was no looking back as he held throughout the remainder to make sure of a meeting with either Albert Ramos or Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the semi-finals.

Elsewhere, British number three Dan Evans followed compatriot Kyle Edmund in suffering defeat at the hands of Dominic Thiem.

Kyle Edmund celebrates winning a point during his first-round match against Gilles Simon at Queen's on June 15, 2016
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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