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Andy Murray equals a British record after an easy victory

By Staff Reporter

Andy Murray moved level with Tim Henman's British career-wins record after beating France's Adrian Mannarino in straight sets at Indian Wells.

Murray  eased past Mannarino 6-3 6-3 in California to book a quarter-final match-up with Spain's Feliciano Lopez, who edged past Japan's Kei Nishikori.

The victory means Murray has now equalled Henman's 496 career wins, which represents an Open era record for a British man.

"Mannarino's playing very well this year, he's got a very tricky game, quite hard to read, moves very well and has good hands but in both sets he played one or two loose games which helped me," Murray commented.

On the subject of matching Henman's record, he quipped: "I wasn't aware of that, it's probably one of the few records Tim still had over me."

Meanwhile, American tennis player Wayne Odesnik has been banned for 15 years after a second doping violation, the United States Anti-Doping Agency have announced.

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