Murray out, Federer and Djokovic through

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Updated: August 17, 2012

Olympic champion Andy Murray suffered a second pre-US Open setback in as many weeks when he was knocked out of the Cincinnati Open in the third round on Thursday, losing 6-4 6-4 to France’s Jeremy Chardy.

World No 1 Roger Federer, in contrast, needed just 62 minutes to get by 19-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic 6-2 6-4 and book his spot in the quarterfinals.

It was even easier for second seed Novak Djokovic who advanced after Nikolay Davydenko retired injured following a 6-0 first set that took just 33 minutes.

Federer will face American Mardy Fish who defeated Czech Radek Stepanek 6-3 6-3 in a repeat of the 2010 final here.

Djokovic will face Croatian Marin Cilic who defeated Spain’s Pablo Andujar 7-6 6-2 after a disappointingly short encounter with Davydenko.

Canada’s Milos Raonic pulled off a surprise 6-4 2-6 6-2 win over Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych. Raonic will face Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka who won 6-3 6-3 over Japan’s Kei Nishikori

In the womens draw, Serena Williams, coming off a double Olympic gold medal-winning performance in London, defeated Urszula Radwanska 6-3 6-0.

Sister Venus also booked her place in the last eight with a routine 6-3 6-0 dispatching of Italian Sara Errani which earns her a clash with US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

Australian Stosur dealt with Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-1 6-3 while Agnieszka Radwanska needed three sets to deal with determined American Sloane Stephens 6-1 4-6 6-4.