Andy Murray of Great Britain defeated American Andy Roddick in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Murray has raised his record to 17-0 since the 2011 U.S. Open and now has won 27 out of his last 28 matches since August.
Murray, currently ranked number three in the world, struck 27 winners against Roddick, who only had four winners. He broke Roddick on two occasions in each set, and took the first set with a cross-court forehand winner. Roddick will now finish the season outside of the top 10 for the first time in the past 10 years.