Andy Murray
Murray will face David Ferrer for a place in the quarter-final.Getty Images/JOHANNES EISELE

Andy Murray produced a sparking display to defeat Jerzy Janowicz in straight sets and stroll into the third round of the Shanghai Masters.

Just eight days on from defeating Janowicz at the China Open, Murray stormed to a 7-5 6-2 victory over the Pole – who was struggling with a shin injury - in 88 minutes to continue his impressive form in Asia.

Murray will face David Ferrer for a place in the quarter-final after the Spaniard came back from a set down to defeat Martin Klizan.

While victory is another boost to Murray's hopes of reaching the ATP World Tour Finals, early exits for Grigor Dimitrov and Kei Nishikori in Shanghai have further enhanced the Briton's chances.

The two-time grand slam champion is currently ninth in the rankings but with no points to defend from last year having missed the back end of the season after back surgery, each victory is crucial to him finishing in the top eight.