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Nadal into Paris last eight

2013-11-01 09:32
Rafael Nadal (AFP)

Paris - World No 1 Rafael Nadal broke the stubborn resistance of Poland's Jerzy Janowicz's to win 7-5 6-4 and reach the last eight of the Paris Masters on Thursday.

They join Nadal, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro, Berdych and Roger Federer in next week's showpiece. All eight reached the Paris Masters quarterfinals on Friday.

Nadal, who has yet to win the Miami and Shanghai Masters either, broke decisively in the 11th game of the opening set and, after an early trade of breaks in the second, got the upper hand when he took Janowicz's serve again in the fifth game.

Wawrinka is eighth in the ATP Race to London with Gasquet in ninth spot. The cut off point for qualification was lowered to ninth after British world No 4 Andy Murray pulled out of the season finale because of lower back surgery.

Results from the Paris Masters Series tournament on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

3rd rd

Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) bt Jerzy Janowicz (POL x14) 7-5, 6-4

Richard Gasquet (FRA x9) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6-3, 6-2

David Ferrer (ESP x3) bt Gilles Simon (FRA x15) 6-2, 6-3

Tomas Berdych (CZE x6) bt Milos Raonic (CAN x10) 7-6 (15/13), 6-4

Roger Federer (SUI x5) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-3, 6-4

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG x4) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x7) bt Nicolas Almagro (ESP x12) 6-3, 6-2

Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt John Isner (USA x13) 6-7 (5/7), 6-1, 6-2

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