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Berdych moves ahead at Paris Masters as Anderson knocks out Wawrinka

Berdych moves ahead at Paris Masters as Anderson knocks out Wawrinka

October 31, 2014

PARIS, Oct 30 — Czech Republic number one Tomas Berdych is one win from sealing his ticket to the World Tour Finals after easing into the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters today. Following a first round defeat at the Valencia Open last week, the 29-year-old Berdych evened his record against Spaniard Feliciano Lopez at six wins apiece with a 7-5, 6-3 victory behind the back of a 70 per cent first serve percentage and eight aces. Chasing an 11th ATP title, and third of the year, the... Read more

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Alexander Levy of France plays a shot on the third hole during the first round of the BMW Masters 2014 golf tournament at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, October 30, 2014. — Reuters pic

Alexander Levy of France plays a shot on the third hole during the first round of the BMW Masters 2014 golf tournament at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, October 30, 2014. — Reuters pic