TORONTO, Aug 11 (AFP): World number one Roger Federer and British teen Andy Murray advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Masters Series event here Thursday but defending champion and second seed Rafael Nadal was ousted.
Reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Federer fought off a challenge to beat Russia's Dmitry Tursunov 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 while Murray downed Spain's Carlos Moya 6-2, 6-4.
Spaniard Nadal lost to 14th-ranked Czech Tomas Berdych 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in the biggest upset of the third round at the 2.5 million-dollar event, a warm-up for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tournament.
Federer advanced to a Friday matchup with Belgian Xavier Malisse, who eliminated Sweden's Thomas Johansson, 7-6 (9/7), 6- 3.
By eliminating French Open champion and Wimbledon runner-up Nadal, 20-yeaqr-old Berdych booked a date with Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who defeated Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.
Murray advanced to a quarter-final against Finland's Jarkko Nieminen, who outlasted Italy's Davide Sanguinetti 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10/8).
Chile's Fernando Gonzalez pulled the day's other shocker, defeating fourth seed Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 7- 6 (7/3).
He will face Jose Acasuso in an all South American quarter- final after the Argentine player eliminated France's Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).