Berdych knocked out of US Open

The Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych has been knocked out in the quarter-finals at the US Open. The 28-year old, who had been seeded sixth, lost 2:6, 4:6, 6:7 on Thursday to Marin Cilic of Croatia, who beat Frances Gillet Simon in the previous round. Another Czech Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová also failed to advance, after she and Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm lost in the doubles to the Russian players Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.