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Fernando Verdasco advances to 3rd round at Paris Masters by beating Gilles Simon in 3 sets

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to German Philipp Kohlschreiber during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to German Philipp Kohlschreiber during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic acknowledges the crowd as he wins the second set against German Philipp Kohlschreiber after their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic acknowledges the crowd as he wins the second set against German Philipp Kohlschreiber after their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to German Philipp Kohlschreiber during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to German Philipp Kohlschreiber during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

Fernando Verdasco advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters by beating 15th-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 Tuesday.

Verdasco, a former top-10 player from Spain, broke Simon on match point when the Frenchman sent a forehand long.

In the first round, Tommy Robredo of Spain beat Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5), Jeremy Chardy of France defeated Kenny De Schepper of France 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), and Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay advanced when Leonardo Mayer of Argentina retired because of a back injury while trailing 7-6 (3), 1-0.