Murray through to quarter-finals

  • 23 January 2012
Andy Murray Image copyright PA

Andy Murray has reached the Australian Open quarter-finals for a third year running.

Murray made it into the next round after Mikhail Kukushkin retired through injury while trailing 6-1 6-1 1-0.

Next up for Murray is Kei Nishikori, who beat sixth seed and 2008 runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Andy Murray has a winning record against the 24th seed who is the first Japanese man to reach the Australian quarter-finals for 80 years.