Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball to Nicolas Mahut of France during their first round match of the 42nd ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam

Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball to Nicolas Mahut of France during their first round match of the 42nd ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam

Pospisil eliminated from Rotterdam tourney

Top-seeded Andy Murray ousts Canada's Vasek Pospisil in Rotterdam quarter-final

  • Feb. 12, 2015 1:00 p.m.

By The Associated Press

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil was elminated from the World Tennis Tournament on Thursday following a 6-3, 7-5 loss to top-seeded Andy Murray.

Murray, who faces eighth-seeded Gilles Simon in the next round, fought back from a break of serve in the second set and won the last four games.

Simon beat Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-3.

Defending champion Tomas Berdych also advanced, hitting 10 aces in a 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Andreas Seppi. The third-seeded Czech will take on Gael Monfils for a spot in the semifinals.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., faces Italy’s Simone Bolelli later Thursday.