Murray and Djokovic crash out of Open in Cincinnati

Andy Murray hits a return ball to Czech player Tomas Berdych. Credit: REUTERS/John Sommers II

Both Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic were sent packing in their quarter-final matches at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati today.

Defending US Open champion Murray started strongly but faded before crashing to a 6-3, 6-4 defeat against Czech player Tomas Berdych.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was beaten by home favourite John Isner. Credit: REUTERS/John Sommers II

World No. 1 Djokovic had the chance to make history this week by becoming the first player to win all nine Masters titles.

However, his hopes of completing the set in Cincinnati were dashed after home favourite John Isner came through 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 7-5.