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Djokovic, Roddick in third round at Paris

Oct. 28, 2008 at 8:59 PM

PARIS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- World No. 3 Novak Djokovic and former world No. 1 Andy Roddick were among Tuesday's second-round winners at the $2.9 million Paris Masters.

Djokovic, the Australian Open champion, was leading Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 4-3 when the Russian retired with a right shoulder injury. The seventh-seeded Roddick defeated past Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4.

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Ninth-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the round of 16 with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Croat Mario Ancic and 16th-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils beat Argentine qualifier Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-4.

Fernando Verdasco faced a stiff challenge from Tommy Robredo before advancing in three sets, 6-2, 6-7 (8-6), 6-2.

Also, Frenchman Florent Serra beat Argentine Guillermo Canas 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and Swede Robin Soderling, who won in Lyon last week, beat Frenchman Josselin Ouanna 6-3, 6-4.

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