Murray sets up Pouille semi-final

Andy Murray advanced to the semi-finals of the Italian Open following a straight sets win over David Goffin.

The Scot was made to work hard in the second set but eventually overcame Goffin 6-1, 7-5 on the clay courts of Rome. 

The win books Murray a place in the final four where he will face lucky loser Lucas Pouille, who advanced to his first Masters 1000 semi-final after Juan Monaco pulled out earlier on Friday. 

Murray breezed through the opening set, bouncing back from dropping his opening service game to blitz the set via three breaks in just 27 minutes.

The Belgian battled back in the second set, running away to a 3-1 lead. But Murray rallied to make it five games all before winning the final two games to close out the match.