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Djokovic, Murray into quarters

2013-08-16 07:24
Novak Djokovic (AFP)

Cincinnati - The world's two top-ranked players, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, cruised into the quarter-finals of the Western and Southern Open on Thursday as five-time champion Roger Federer sputtered into the last eight.

World No 2 Murray, a two-time Cincinnati champion, looked right at home again on the Ohio hardcourts as the Scot steamrolled Frenchman Julien Benneteau 6-2 6-2 in 69 minutes.

While Cincinnati has been a happy hunting ground for Federer, it has been a frustrating tournament of near misses for Djokovic.

Seventh seed Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, the 2009 US Open champion, battled into the quarter-finals with a 6-4 1-6 6-4 win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez.

Results on Thursday from the ATP and WTA Western and Southern Open (x denotes seed):

Men

3rd rd

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt David Goffin (BEL) 6-2, 6-0

Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) bt David Ferrer (ESP x3) 6-2, 6-4

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG x7) bt Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Roger Federer (SUI x5) bt Tommy Haas (GER x11) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

John Isner (USA) bt Milos Raonic (CAN x12) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Andy Murray (GBR x2) bt Julien Benneteau (FRA) 6-2, 6-2

Rafael Nadal (ESP x4) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Tomas Berdych (CZE x6) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP) 6-3, 6-0

Women

3rd rd

Victoria Azarenka (BLR x2) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-3, 6-4

Roberta Vinci (ITA x12) bt Sara Errani (ITA x6) 6-4, 6-3

Jelena Jankovic (SRB x14) bt Sloane Stephens (USA) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

Li Na (CHN x5) bt Angelique Kerber (GER x9) 6-4, 6-4

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x4) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-0, 6-2

Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4, 6-1

Simona Halep (ROM) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS x11) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x10) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

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