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Champion Murray and Federer into Masters last eight

BRITAIN&rsquo;S Andy Murray made smooth progress into the last eight of the Cincinnati Masters with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Radek Stepanek.<br /><br />The new world No2 let an early lead slip before taking the opening set, and then went on to cruise through the second against the 16th-seeded Czech.<br />Defending champion Murray will face unseeded Frenchman Julien Benneteau in the quarter-finals.<br /><br />Top seed Roger Federer, meanwhile, came from a set down to beat Spain&rsquo;s David Ferrer 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.<br /><br />Federer said: &ldquo;The conditions were really difficult with the swirling wind. David made my life hard, but I fought really well. I&rsquo;m happy to have another match tomorrow.&rdquo;