Posted: Thursday April 26, 2012 9:22 AM

Murray, Raonic reach Barcelona quarterfinals

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Andy Murray reached the Barcelona Open quarterfinals Thursday with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Santiago Giraldo.

The fourth-ranked Murray had nine aces in a quick victory.

Murray will play Milos Raonic next after the 11th-seeded Canadian topped Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-3.

Also, Japan's Kei Nishikori beat Spain's Albert Ramos 7-6 (2), 6-3 and Feliciano Lopez also reached the last eight with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Jarkko Nieminen.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal plays Colombian qualifier Robert Farah later Thursday.
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