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One seed loses at the Paribas Masters

  |   Nov. 1, 2006 at 7:21 PM
PARIS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- No. 12 Novak Djokovic Wednesday was the only seeded player to lose at the Paribas Masters tennis tournament in Paris.

The 6-foot-3 inch Serbian lost his second round match against France's Paul-Henri Mathieu, 7-6 (13-11), 7-6 (7-4).

Spain's Tommy Robredo, the sixth seed, beat Sebastien Grosjean of France, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. American James Blake, No. 7, topped France's Arnaud Clement, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

No. 8 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Belgium's Olivier Rochus, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2. Ninth-seeded Mario Ancic of Croatia beat Belgium's Kristof Vliegen, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. And 10th-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany ousted Frenchman Michael Llodra, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-2).

Other winners included No. 13 Andy Murray of England, No. 14 Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, 16th seeded Richard Gasquet of France and Slovakia's Dominik Hrbaty.

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