Andy Murray says he will not attend this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards as he continues his rehabilitation from back surgery.
Dominant Andy storms into the Quarter Finals
Andy stormed into the quarter finals of the Australian Open with a dominant display over Gilles Simon.
Both players started slowly, breaking each others serve in the first two games. However Andy eventually found his form, winning three games in a row and comfortably winning the first set 6-3. Andy then wasted no time storming into a two set lead, taking just over twenty five minutes to take the second set 6-1. Despite some gutsy tennis from an exhausted Simon in the third, Andy’s superior fitness and energy was more than enough to comfortably subdue the Frenchman, defeating him in the third 6-3.
Simon was noticeably weary after his five set epic just forty eight hours before and speaking after the match Andy said “I just had to focus on my side of the court, he’s one of the best movers on the tour and he was clearly struggling with his movement today, it was tough but thats what grand slams tennis is, the games are so physical nowadays, its tough”
Andy will play the Jeremy Chardy of France in the quarter finals on Wednesday.