Paris Masters: Andy Murray on Brink of World Finals as Roger Federer Battles Through

Andy Murray defeated Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the last 16, Roger Federer, the 2011 Paris champion, won 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.

updated: October 30, 2014 09:21 IST
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Andy Murray of Great Britain talks with the media during the Rogers Cup at Rexall Centre at York University on August 3, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.
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Paris: Andy Murray turned in a clinical performance on Wednesday as he joined Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic in the third round of the Paris Masters.

The two-time Grand Slam winner, who was absent in Paris last year afer undergoing back surgery, overcame the challenge of French world number 28 Julien Benneteau and advanced to the last 16, 6-3, 6-4.

In the evening matches, 2008 winner Jo-Wilfried Tsonga brought the home crowd to life as he overcame a second-set blip to oust Austrian Jurgen Melzer 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 and will now play Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori.

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