Andy Murray, looked every inch the Wimbledon title favourite as he brushed aside danger man, Nick Kyrgios to reach his ninth consecutive quarter-final.
The world number two put in a supremely accomplished performance against the unpredictable Australian to clinch a 7-5 6-1 6-4 victory in only an hour and 43 minutes.
Kyrgios, had talked up his chances of a first competitive win over his good friend but he was given a Centre Court lesson as Murray notched up a 50th win at the All England Club.
The Scot moves through to a last-eight meeting with old rival Jo-Wilfried Tsonga having still not dropped a set.Murray got his tactics spot on from the start. He mixed up the pace, using a lot of slice then amping up his groundstrokes. The drop shot was working superbly and bringing Kyrgios forward reaped its rewards time and again.
This was his fourth consecutive day of action, with his matches against Dustin Brown and Feliciano Lopez both affected by rain while Murray had the luxury of the Centre Court roof.
There was no doubt he was trying, and he hit a ball out of the court attempting to return a Murray lob.But Kyrgios could not find any answer to Murray’s brilliance and, although he saved two match points, Murray took his third with an ace to win 7-5, 6-1, 6-4.