Top seed Andy Roddick has cruised into the quarterfinals of the men's Paris Masters tennis tournament in France.
The American faced little resistance from 16th-seeded Dominik Hrbaty, beating the Slovak player in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.
Third-seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko also advanced, despite being troubled by a sore right shoulder. He lost his opening set, but battled back and beat compatriot Dmitry Tursunov, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Also Thursday, sixth-seeded Croatian Ivan Ljubicic beat ninth seed Thomas Johansson, 6-3, 7-6, to move closer to qualifying for the year-end Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.
Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic ousted the last remaining Frenchman, beating Paul-Henri Mathieu, 7-5, 6-4.
Others reaching the quarterfinals were Tommy Robredo and David Ferrer of Spain, and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.
The 14th-seeded Robredo won in straight sets over 18-year-old Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Montenegro, 6-4, 6-3. The 10th-seeded Ferrer needed three sets to get past German Tommy Haas (6-2, 6-7, 6-3), and Berdych knocked off 13th seed Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain (7-5, 6-7, 6-4).Some information for this report provided by AP.