Andy Murray advanced to the quarter-finals of the Moselle Open in France after defeating Vasek Pospisil of Canada.
The 34-year-old former world number one from the United Kingdom triumphed 6-3 6-3 to set up a tie against either France’s Lucas Pouille or Poland’s top seed Hubert Hurkacz.
“I’ve not played this many tournaments in a while and my body feels good,” said Murray.
“I’m gaining confidence and seeing the points develop. The results are coming and my tennis is getting better.”
Murray, who is ranked 113th in the world, is returning to Metz for the second time after reaching the final in 2007. He defeated Humbert, the highest-ranked player he has defeated this season, and then he defeated Pospisil, who is rated 66th.
Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion who has had two operations on his right hip in the last three years, has now won 684 tour-level matches.
Source: BBC Sport