Following a straight-set victory over Bu Yunchaokete, Andy Murray of Great Britain advanced to the Surbiton Trophy Challenger tournament quarterfinals.
In a match against the Chinese player who is ranked 173rd, the former world number one prevailed 7-6 (7-1) 6-4.
Murray, 36, missed the French Open to concentrate on the grass-court season in the hopes of earning a Wimbledon seeding. Murray is now ranked 43rd in the ATP world rankings and must move up approximately 10 spots to be seeded at Wimbledon, where he has won the tournament twice.
He will then take on either Ryan Peniston, a fellow Brit, or Jiri Vesely, a Czech player who is competing later on Wednesday.
In the opening set, Murray broke first, leading 4-2 before Yunchaokete broke back right away.
After failing to convert a break point for a 3-2 advantage in the second set, three-time Grand Slam winner Murray was clearly displeased. However, the Scot managed to break the game two games later.
With his 16th ace of the day, Murray finally served out the match and won.