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Roddick Cruises into Paris Masters Tennis Quarterfinals

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.