Andy Murray secures landmark win in Miami

Murray was presented with a cake after his 500th win

Murray was presented with a cake after his 500th win

Britain’s Andy Murray racked up his 500th career win by beating Kevin Anderson over three sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Miami Open.

The third-seeded Scot needed a little over two hours to dispatch the South African 6-4 3-6 6-3, passing an important personal milestone while making the last eight of a competition which has seen Rafael Nadal make an early exit.

Murray fired down two aces in response to Anderson's 11, with his first serve malfunctioning as he surrendered the second set before rallying to end the world number 17's challenge in Florida.

The British number one will next face 21-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem, who ousted Adrian Mannarino 7-6 (7/5) 4-6 7-5 earlier on Tuesday.

After becoming the ninth active player and 46th man in the Open Era to join the '500 Club', Murray told Sky Sports News: "There's not a whole lot of people who've made it to 500 so it's quite nice to do that.

"I've put in a lot of hard yards and done a lot of work here. I hope it's not the last win and I hope there are a few more in my career.

"I have a certain number in mind before I finish my career and hopefully my body can hold up."

Despite his second-set wobble, Murray – the current world number four – was able to triumph in the decider by converting on four of 11 break opportunities.

Tiger Woods drops out of the world’s top 100 golfers

Will Woods ever rediscover his title winning form?

Will Woods ever rediscover his title winning form?

Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world’s top 100 golfers for the first since 1996.

The 39-year-old has struggled to return to the form which saw him spend a record 683 weeks as world number one and is now ranked 104 in the official rankings.

The 14-time major winner carded an 82 at the Phoenix Open in January, a round which he described as his worst as a professional.

Woods has not played since he withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on February 6 saying he will not return until he can "compete at the highest level".

Woods has said he is "hopeful" of a return at the Masters which starts on April 9, but if he does forgo the tournament it will be the second successive occasion he has done so.

Woods was last outside the top 100 in September 1996 when he was ranked 225.

The then 20-year-old won the Las Vegas Invitational, the first of his 79 PGA Tour victories.