(October 29, 2013) Novak Djokovic moved into the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris with a tough win over 22-year-old French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-6(3) 6-3.
Herbert kept pace with Djokovic in the first set and at one point had two set points. Djokovic dismissed them and forced a tiebreak, which the Serb won 7-3. This was only Herbet’s second appearance in an ATP main draw.
Djokovic built a 5-0 lead in the second set when his opponent went on a 3 game run breaking Djokovic as he served for the match.
Kei Nishikori dashed the London hopes for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saving 2 match points and beating the Frenchman 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7). The loss means that Tsonga‘s quest for a spot in next week’s ATP World Tour Finals is officially over.
RESULTS – TUESDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2013
Singles – Second Round
 N Djokovic (SRB) d [Q] P Herbert (FRA) 76(3) 63
K Nishikori (JPN) d  J Tsonga (FRA) 16 76(4) 76(7) – saved 2 M.P.
 R Gasquet (FRA) d F Verdasco (ESP) 75 67(6...