Murray beats Bedene in all-British contest

Andy Murray defeated fellow Brit Aljaz Bedene in straight sets in front of his home crowd in the AEGON Championships at Queen's Club.

The top-seeded Scot needed just 84 minutes to complete a 6-3, 6-4 victory and advance to the quarter-finals, where he will face another British opponent in Kyle Edmund, who advanced when his opponent Paul-Henri Mathieu withdrew because of a wrist injury.

Outside of a break point earned in the very first game, which he failed to convert, Slovenia-born Bedene did not manage to apply much pressure during the match, though he was able to regain a lost break at 2-1 in the second set.

Murray was soon back in the ascendancy, however, grabbing the decisive break at 5-3 with a well-placed volley and wrapping up match point shortly after.

Murray said afterwards he faced no added pressure playing a fellow Brit.

"It was better that all of the British players were doing well and I play Kyle in the next round," he said.

"It's been a long time, I'm happy there are more Brits around in the big events now. I actually had a feeling I was going to play one here. it was good."

Elsewhere, American John Isner was involbed in an epic contest against Giles Muller, with the Frenchman eventually winning 3-6, 7-6 (18-16), 7-6 (9-7).

Isner had 10 match points during the contest but could not make them count.

Milos Raonic was another to advance on the day, beating Jiri Vesely 7-5, 7-6 (8-6).