Murray sets up Djokovic semi at Indian Wells

Andy Murray will face Novak Djokovic in the Indian Wells semi-finals after a 6-3 6-4 win over Feliciano Lopez.

On another hot afternoon at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Scot broke Lopez once in the opening set and twice in the second to wrap up a commanding victory in an hour and a half.

Murray will next face top-seeded Serb Novak Djokovic, who was gifted a place in the last four when Australian Bernard Tomic pulled out of their quarter-final on Thursday, citing a back injury.

Tomic, ranked 32nd, had reached the last eight at an elite ATP Masters 1000 event for the first time with a 6-4 4-6 6-4 victory over compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis in the previous round.