Andy Murray has been defeated by Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic in the quarter final round of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters. Berdych won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-4.

Murray has to start the defense of his US Open title in a few days’ time and this was not the result that he was looking for here at Cincinnati.

The Scot was inconsistent throughout the match. He gave his opponent a lot of opportunities and ended up suffering a shocking defeat.

In the post match interview, Murray said, “I committed a lot of mistakes. You can’t do that against a quality opponent.”

“The surface was tough. There was a bit of bounce in it and I was struggling for timing.”

Berdych who secured his first win over Murray on hard courts was looking ecstatic. The Czech player said, “You can’t let a player like Andy settle down. You need to be aggressive against him and that’s what I did.”

Murray had the chance to break Berdych’s serve in the very first game of the first set, but, he couldn’t take advantage of the break point and the Czech ended up serving out the game.

Murray held his serve in style in the next game by banging in 4 aces. The next 5 games also went with the serve and when the 7th game finished, Berdych had a lead of 4-3.

The Czech player sneaked a breakthrough in the 8th game and then, won his next service game to wrap up the set.

In the second set, Murray had a terrible start as he lost his serve in the second game to get trailed by 0-2. He never recovered from there as Berdych held his remaining serves to seal the match.