Madrid Open: Djokovic, Nadal move ahead, Murray knocked out

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Madrid: Number one Andy Murray was today knocked out of the last 16 of the Mutua Madrid Open. It was a fine day for Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as they managed to proceed to the next round.

The Scot was defeated in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 by unseeded 20-year-old Croatian Borna Coric in what is arguably the best result of his career, Xinhua news agency reported.

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The player, who is currently ranked 49th in the world, outplayed Murray, who has been in poor form of late and only recently lost in the semi-finals in the Godo Tournament in Barcelona.

Novak Djokovic progressed into the quarter-finals with a more convincing display that on Wednesday, when he defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 7-5 in straight sets.

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