Andy Murray’s title in Stockholm in 2015 was his first since winning in Monte Carlo in April
World number one Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals of the Stockholm Open after defeating world number one Novak Djokovic on Tuesday.
Murray made it through despite Djokovic holding a 6-4 4-2 lead in the first set when play was suspended for rain.
The Serb resumed, but the top seed lost five games in a row and was eventually beaten 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.
Murray and Djokovic have three ATP titles in 2017, their joint-highest tally this year.
Earlier, Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro made it into the quarter-finals with a 6-2 2-6 6-4 victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
Del Potro was beaten by Murray in the 2013 Wimbledon final
The 31-year-old will now play Andreas Seppi, who beat Britain’s Dan Evans in four sets in their final round-robin match.
Elsewhere, Denmark’s Andreas Seppi beat France’s Jeremy Chardy 6-4 7-6 (7-5) to set up a last-eight meeting with defending champion and number seven seed Tomas Berdych.
Germany’s Dustin Brown beat fellow countryman Maximilian Marterer 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 and reached the last eight after a 14-hour journey by plane from Nottingham to Stockholm.
Wheelchair champion Katie Boulter made it through to the quarter-finals of the women’s singles with a 6-3 6-4 win over China’s Peng Shuai.
In the doubles, Murray and Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat Jerzy Janowicz and Peter Gojowczyk 6-4 6-3.