Andy Murray boosted his hopes of qualifying for the World Tour Finals by defeating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-4 in round two of the Vienna Open.
Murray, who received a bye in the first round, will face Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in the quarter-finals.
The 27-year-old Briton's chances of reaching London next month were also lifted by defeat for Milos Raonic in round two of the Kremlin Cup.
The Canadian lost 6-3 4-6 6-3 to Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis.
Murray is 10th in the race to London, 95 points behind Raonic, and competing in Austria alongside Spain's David Ferrer, who is ninth overall and 60 points ahead of the Scot.