Instead, the semifinal on the top half of the draw will feature #Sam Querrey of the United States against Croatia's #Marin Cilic. "I'm just thrilled right now", Querrey said afterwards.
Murray is bidding to make his eighth Wimbledon semi-final in the last nine years and is playing in his 10th straight quarter-final at the tournament. "It's something that few people get to do, so it's really special".
Querrey was blighted by a series of unforced errors as Murray comfortably took the first set, but the American built momentum late in the second and levelled the match by reeling off three games in a row.
"I am still in a little bit of shock myself", Querrey said after the match. But it's obviously disappointing to lose, you know, at Wimbledon. There's obviously an opportunity there so I'm sad that it's over.
"Sam served great. The end of the fourth set and fifth set, I felt like he hardly missed any first serves".
Ahead of the last eight encounter with Querrey, Murray added: "I'll need to make sure I'm serving well and not letting him dictate too much".
"It's a big change for me and my wife, but that's the current priority".
Murray plays USA's Sam Querry. Berdych advanced when Novak Djokovic retired from their match with an injury.
Murray started off winning the first seven points of the match and the first two games.
Murray said: "Before the tournament, it was very short-term because you want to play Wimbledon". The Scot's level dropped significantly, particularly on his first serve, before Querrey leveled proceedings with a classy backhand victor.
It was at this point where the two-time Wimbledon champion's sore hip began to take its toll and Querrey exploited the weakness with an array of impressive groundstrokes.
"Murray and Federer are probably my two favourites at the moment". The British No. 1 regained his composure, though, and dominated the tiebreak to inch ahead.
Murray, who was grimacing for the last hour on court, said: "I'll get the best advice I can, then stick with that".
Leading 40-30 in the fifth game of the fifth set, Querrey all but locked up the match with an incredible defensive effort against a Murray serve.
Querrey, 29, made the quarter-finals in 2016 where he lost in four sets to eventual runner-up Milos Raonic. "He had a big win against Novak here past year and he's beaten Tsonga here, too".
The world number one joined Venus Williams in calling for earlier starts to allow two men's and two women's matches on the big show courts, Centre Court and Court One.