Barcelona, Spain – Andy Murray cruised into the Barcelona Open quarterfinals Thursday with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Santiago Giraldo.

The fourth-ranked Briton was hardly troubled by his Colombian opponent on the clay, serving nine aces in a quick victory.

Murray will play Milos Raonic next after the 11th-seeded Canadian eased past Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-3.

Also, Japan's Kei Nishikori beat Spain's Albert Ramos 7-6 (2), 6-3 and Feliciano Lopez also reached the last eight with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Jarkko Nieminen.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal plays Colombian qualifier Robert Farah later Thursday. – Sapa-AP