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Murray beats Goffin to reach Shenzhen Open quarterfinals

2018 US Open - Day 3

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball during his men’s singles second round match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain on Day Three of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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SHENZHEN, China -- Andy Murray advanced to the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open on Thursday by beating top-seeded David Goffin 6-3, 6-4.

Murray broke the defending champion’s serve five times and saved seven of 10 break points.

No. 11 Goffin is the highest-ranked opponent Murray has faced since returning in June from hip surgery.

Fourth seed Damir Dzumhur also reached the quarterfinals by defeating Indian qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-2, while seventh-seeded Alex De Minaur beat Mackenzie McDonald 1-6, 7-6(1), 6-0.