Andy Murray to face brother Jamie in Cincinnati Masters doubles

Andy Murray and his partner Feliciano Lopez will face Murray’s brother Jamie and his partner Neal Skupski later today in the men’s doubles quarter-final at the Cincinnati Masters.

Murray and Lopez beat Ryan Harrison and Jack Sock 2-6 6-3 10-7 to reach the last eight, after Murray and Skupski beat French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3 6-3.

In the singles, Novak Djokovic beat Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets, 6-3 6-4. Djokovic will next play Lucas Pouille in the quarter-final.

Earlier, Roger Federer suffered a shock loss to Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev in the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Rublev, the world number 70, broke Federer three times as he powered to a stunning 6-3 6-4 win in 62 minutes.

The defeat was a blow to 20-time major champion Federer’s US Open preparations.

Rublev will now play compatriot Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals after the biggest win of his career.

World number three Federer said on www.atp.com: “He was super clean – defence, offence, serving well. Didn’t give me anything. He was everywhere.

“So it was tough for me, but an excellent match by him. I was impressed.”

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