Spanish duo Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Argentine Juan Martin del Potro and Roger Federer's Swiss compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka have all advanced to the third round in the Paris Masters.
World number one Nadal, who has not played in the penultimate tournament of the year since 2009 and is attempting to become the only second player to win both the French Open and Paris Masters in the same year, turned in a trademark swashbuckling display to defeat Spanish compatriot Marcel Granollers 7-5, 7-5.
According to Sport24, with the victory, Nadal has advanced to a last-16 meeting against last year's surprise finalist Jerzy Janowicz.
Meanwhile, defending champion Ferrer defeated Czech Lukas Rosol 6-0, 2-6, 6-3 and was rewarded with a third-round tie against Frenchman Gilles Simon.
The report mentioned that Argentine fourth seed Del Potro, who won his fourth ATP title of the year last weekend at Basel, made it 14 wins from 15 matches since the US Open by defeating returning Tour veteran Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) and will next face Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
The report further said that Swiss number two Wawrinka increased his chances of protecting his eighth-place ranking by defeating Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, adding that he now faces 13th seed Nicolas Almagro following the Spaniard's comfortable 6-4, 6-3 victory over Croatian Ivan Dodig.