Murray reaches Miami QFs

Former champion and 2012 runner-up Andy Murray was an easy fourth-round winner Tuesday at the Sony Open, an ATP Masters 1000 tournament.

The second-seeded U.S. Open champion handled 16th-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-4 on Day 7 of this 12-day event.

Murray titled here in 2009 and was last year's runner-up to Novak Djokovic.

Meanwhile, third-seeded David Ferrer drubbed 13th-seeded rising Japanese Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2 at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park. The gritty Spaniard will meet Austrian veteran Jurgen Melzer in the quarters.

Eighth-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet moved on by coming from behind to beat 10th-seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), while another fourth-rounder saw Melzer overcome Spaniard Albert Ramos 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

The winner of this $4.169 million event will pocket $719,160.