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Del Potro eases through in Paris

Juan Martin del Potro
Del Potro has won four titles in 2008

Juan Martin del Potro boosted his Masters Cup hopes with victory over Mario Ancic at the Paris Masters.

The Argentine won 6-0 6-4 to reach the second round, with Briton Andy Murray a potential quarter-final opponent.

Del Potro, 20, is currently seventh in the race to make the eight-man field for next month's Masters Cup.

Novak Djokovic reached the third round when Dmitry Tursunov withdrew from their match because of a shoulder injury, when he was trailing 6-2 4-3.

Djokovic, whose next opponent will be Radek Stepanek, walked onto court wearing a Zorro mask and admitted: "I am still trying to find my top form. Lately I've been struggling on the court.

"But still I'm fighting. I know that I have to fight for every point and just find my best shape."

Novak Djokovic
Djokovic walked onto court wearing a Zorro mask
Murray, who is going for a third successive Masters Series title, opens his campaign against American Sam Querrey on Wednesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, France's Gael Monfils made the third round with a 6-4 6-4 win over Argentine Juan Monaco.

World number one Rafael Nadal will face Florent Serra in the second round after the Frenchman beat Guillermo Canas, and there were first-round wins for Radek Stepanek, Ivan Ljubicic, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Robin Soderling and Andy Roddick.

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