28 Oct 2008

Berdych beats Ginepri to book second-round spot in Paris

6:44 am on 28 October 2008

The Czech Tomas Berdych has reached the second round of the Paris Masters Tennis Series with a 6-4 7-5 victory over American Robby Ginepri,.

Berdych will next meet Swiss 12th seed Stanislas Wawrinka, who still has an outside chance of grabbing one of the three remaining spots for the season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai.

Germany's Nicolas Kiefer resisted Croatian Ivo Karlovic's 12 aces to win 6-4 7-5 and set up a second-round encounter with defending champion David Nalbandian, seeded eighth and also looking for a Masters Cup berth.