Andy Murray
Murray's straight sets victory set up a last eight meeting with MullerGetty Images

Andy Murray eased into the quarter-finals at the Aegon Championships after a straightforward two-set win over Spaniard Fernando Verdasco at Queen's.

The British number one was rarely troubled by the left-handed Verdasco and cruised to a 7-5 6-4 victory to set up a last eight meeting with Gilles Muller, who defeated defending champion Grigor Dimitrov.

The pair played out a five-set thriller on their last meeting on grass in 2013 at Wimbledon but there was to be no repeat of those heroics as Murray dominated Verdasco from start to finish to continue his unbeaten start on his favourite surface.

"It was a tricky match," Murray told BBC Sport. "Fernando is a tricky and powerful guy and some of the shots he hit were fantastic and you don't have a chance to get into some of the rallies.

"He didn't serve so well which gave me a few opportunities but I was happy with the way that I moved and it was a little bit better than the first match.

"[Muller] served 37 aces in his first round and I was saying I haven't served that many in the whole year which is obviously going to be difficult.

"He's coached by a good friend of mine Jamie Delgado and we've practised and warmed up together so we know each other's games well. He's a very good grass court player."