Paris - South Africa's No 1 tennis player Kevin Anderson has reached the third round of the Paris Masters after defeating Frenchman Richard Gasquet in three sets on Wednesday.
Anderson won 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-1 against the world No 12, ending the local hope's chances of reaching the ATP World Tour Finals in London next week.
Anderson, the world No 39, will next take on fifth seeded Czech player Tomas Berdych.
Latest results from the third day of the Paris Masters on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB x8) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-4, 7-6 (7/0)
David Ferrer (ESP x4) bt Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-1, 6-3
Juan Monaco (ARG x9) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2
Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x12) 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-1