Seeded Berdych, Tsonga notch Paris wins

Oct. 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

PARIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych and Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga each advanced with opening-round victories Tuesday at the Paris Masters.

The fifth-seeded Berdych, who won the Paris event in 2005, moved on with a quick 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 win over Andreas Seppi.

Sixth-seeded 2008 titlist Tsonga, meanwhile, battled past fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2) to also reach the second round in Day 2 action.

Breaking through to the third round Tuesday were Poland's Jerzy Janowicz, who bested 13th- seeded Croat Marin Cilic 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, and 15th-seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori, who logged a 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 win over France's Benoit Paire.

No. 16 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland also posted a 6-3, 6-2 second-round decision over Argentine Carlos Berlocq.

Other first-round winners Tuesday included American Sam Querrey, France's Paul-Henri Mathieu, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, Dutchman Igor Sijsling, Frenchman Michael Llodra and France's Jeremy Chardy.

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