Novak Djokovic beaten by Andy Murray in Stockholm Open

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.

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