Mason, OH (Sports Network) - Four-time champion Roger Federer reached the
quarterfinals, while defending champion and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray
was a third-round upset victim at the $2.825 million Western & Southern
Open, the seventh of nine ATP Masters events this year.
The world No. 1 Federer was not broken Thursday in handling promising Aussie
Bernard Tomic 6-2, 6-4 in 62 minutes. The Wimbledon champion and Olympic
silver medalist Federer was the Cincy titlist in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010.
His quarterfinal opponent will be American and two-time Cincinnati runner-up
Meanwhile, French lucky-loser Jeremy Chardy knocked out the third-seeded
Murray 6-4, 6-4 on the hardcourts at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. The
British star was riding an eight-match winning streak heading into Thursday.
The Wimbledon runner-up Murray lost in straight sets despite firing 10 aces on
Day 5, but he also had his serve broken four times while tallying only two
breaks in the setback.
Murray was the Cincinnati champion in 2008 and last year, beating Novak
Djokovic in both finals.
Sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro got past Serb Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7-2),
2-6, 6-1 in 2 hours, 16 minutes, while a 10th-seeded Fish handled Czech
veteran Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3. The former U.S. Open champion del Potro was a
bronze medalist at the London Games two weeks ago.
Up next for del Potro will be Chardy.
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