Bencic had won eight matches in a row, winning the Rogers Open last week and sailing through the two matches prior to this third-round clash. He lost only 14 points off his serve while beating Murray for the fifth time in a row. She called that her best stretch since Wimbledon.
In the sixth game. Dimitrov at one point was leading with a set and two breaks as Murray made a comeback.
Despite their recent Grand Slam history, Wawrinka said the French Open title wasn’t on his mind as he forged through the quarterfinal. The 28-year-old has been in fine form in the ongoing tournament as he has dropped only one set in three matches. Lopez’s ace finished off a 2-hour, 24-minute match.
The tournament in Cincinnati is the only Masters that Djokovic has yet to win.
But the experienced Djokovic pulled back from the brink, levelling at 3-3 after destroying a racquet along the way, and ran out the victor after a tense one and three-quarter hours.
Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals in Cincinnati, taking different ways to get there. Goffin won nine of the eleven games to win the second set and go 3-0 up in the final set before Djokovic struck back to take the next six games and progress to the quarter finals looking for his first Cincinnati Open.
Djokovic, like Williams, lost in Canada, but both have rebuilt their confidence in Mason.
He hasn’t been broken during his four matches, a total of 29 service games. Ana Ivanovic had two aces to her credit. Three unforced errors in the ninth game, including a double fault for 15-40 and an errant forehand to gift the break, did him in. Kevin Anderson saved five of 10 break points.
ATP Main Draw Singles (Quarter-finals): Novak Djokovic (Serbia) d. Victoria Azarenka had to stop with leg pain handing a 1-6, 3-0 win Anastasia Pavlyuchenko-va.
Djokovic moves on to play Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. They will next take on Croatian-Brazilian second seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Friday for a place in the semifinals.  Rohan Bopanna (India) / Floria Mergea (Romania) 6-1 1-6 14-12,  Marcin Matkowski (Poland) / Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) d.
In an interview with CNN’s Rachel Nichols, Williams confessed that she gets just as tense as any other human being.
Pavlyuchenkova must tackle Simona Halep, a late-night 4-6 6-4 6-2 victor over Andrea Petkovic, while Slovakia’s Anna Karolina Schmiedlova is set to meet Jelena Jankovic after their respective victories over Varvara Lepchenko and Karolina Pliskova. The qualifier upset Tomas Berdych to advance and has never defeated Djokovic in four career meetings.