Federer cruises in Paris

2011-11-09 19:22

Paris - Swiss Roger Federer, seeded three, barely broke sweat in a 6-2, 6-3 dismissal of French wildcard Adrian Mannarino to reach the third round of the Paris Masters where he will face local favourite Richard Gasquet on Thursday.

Second seed Andy Murray started his campaign in ruthless fashion, beating France's Jeremy Chardy 6-2 6-4 to reach the third round.

World No 3 Murray, who withdrew from the Basel tournament because of injury, had little difficulty with Chardy, setting up a meeting with 13th seed Andy Roddick in the next round.

Briton Murray completed a stunning hat-trick of titles in as many weeks on the Asian swing of the ATP tour after winning the Shanghai Masters on October 16. He also won in Bangkok and Tokyo.

Serbian Janko Tipsarevic kept alive his slim hopes of making it to the ATP World Tour finals when the 11th seed thrashed American Alex Bogomolov Jr 6-1, 6-0 to reach the third round.

Tipsarevic, who needs to win the title if he is to grab one of the three remaining spots for the November 20-27 event in London, will next face Czech Tomas Berdych.

World No 1 Novak Djokovic also had too much for Croatian Ivan Dodig in a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

Latest results from the third day at the Paris Masters on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):

Second Round

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x8) 6-3, 6-4
Mardy Fish (USA x7) bt Florian Mayer (GER) 6-1, 6-2
Andreas Seppi (ITA) bt Nicolas Almagro (ESP x9) 6-3, 7-6 (7/0)
David Ferrer (ESP x4) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-4, 6-4
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB x11) bt Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA) 6-1, 6-0
Viktor Troicki (SRB x15) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4, 6-4
Andy Murray (GBR x2) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-2, 6-4
Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. (UKR x14) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-3, 7-6 (8/6)
Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO) 6-4, 6-3
John Isner (USA) bt Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) 6-4, 6-4
Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-2, 6-3