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PARIS -- Rafael Nadal took a while to find his rhythm Wednesday before progressing to the third round of the Paris Masters with a 7-5, 7-5 win over fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers. Kevin Wimmer Jersey . It was yet another win in top-ranked Nadals resurgent run this season. Roger Federer also advanced in Paris, but was happier that his 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson of South Africa meant he secured a spot at the ATP Finals for the 12th straight year. "Its definitely somewhat of a highlight of the season for me after having a tough few months to still make it to the World Tour Finals," said Federer, who has had a rough season by his own high standards with losses in the second round at Wimbledon and fourth round at the U.S. Open to drop to No. 6 in the rankings. The fifth-seeded Federer took a 5-1 lead in the second set and held off a late charge from Anderson to clinch the victory when the South Africans backhand sailed wide. "Tough isnt always negative," Federer said. "I like it when its not so easy. But its true, I had to get up again after being sort of knocked down numerous times this year. I feel really good again, probably the first time ever since maybe Dubai." No. 1-seeded Nadal said he "didnt play well" against Granollers. Thats "something that can happen after two weeks without playing and after a long time without playing on this kind of surface," he explained. Nadal broke for a 6-5 lead in each set and clinched the victory when Granollers sent a forehand wide. The match stats pointed to a narrow margin of victory, with Nadal hitting 20 winners to 15 for Granollers and making 23 unforced errors compared to 22 for his opponent. "The rhythm of my legs tonight was poor," Nadal said. "Im slower than usual, and a lot of mistakes, easy mistakes." Nadal was playing at the Paris Masters for the first time since 2009. He missed the tournament for the past three years because of injuries or fatigue. "The victories in days that you are not playing well have much more value than the victories on days that you play well," he said. The U.S. Open champion is seeking a record sixth Masters title in a single season. He will next play last years runner-up, Jerzy Janowicz of Poland. Nadal unseated Novak Djokovic atop the rankings by reaching the final of the China Open in October. He now has a 30-2 record on hard courts this year. Spains David Ferrer, the reigning champion in Paris, Juan Martin del Potro, Tomas Berdych and Stanislas Wawrinka also moved into the third round. Ferrer overcame Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-0, 2-6, 6-3, Del Potro beat Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 7-6 (3), and Berdych overpowered Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-2, 7-5. Cilic was playing only his second match since the end of his four-month ban for a positive doping test. Del Potro entered the Paris Masters following titles at the Swiss Indoors and Japan Open, plus a runner-up finish at the Shanghai Masters. Del Potro capitalized on a backhand error from Cilic to break for 5-4 in the opening set. The fourth-seeded Argentine then took a 6-2 lead in the tiebreaker and clinched the victory on another backhand error from Cilic. , Wawrinka defeated Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to stay in the race for one of the two remaining ATP Finals spots. Canadian Milos Raonic, John Isner, Nicolas Almagro, Gilles Simon, Grigor Dimitrov and Philipp Kohlschreiber also won their second-round matches. American Isner, a semifinalist here two years ago, fired 27 aces and outlasted Polish qualifier Michal Przysiezny 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 to advance to a match against second-seeded Djokovic. Raonic, from Thonrhill, Ont., who still has a shot at qualifying for the ATP Finals, downed Dutch qualifier Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4. Eric Dier Jersey . LUCIE, Fla. Harry Winks Jersey . 1-9 on TSN. With more than 65 hours of exclusive live coverage, TSN delivers all the action beginning with Draw 1 on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p. 403 Forbidden . Adam Lind provided the power and rookie starter Marcus Stroman had the best start of his young career as the Blue Jays dumped the Yankees 8-3 at Rogers Centre. Stroman, making his fifth start for Toronto, allowed one earned run and three hits over a career-high eight innings.BAIE-COMEAU, Que. - Philippe Cadorette made 28 saves as the Baie-Comeau Drakkar beat the Shawinigan Cataractes 3-1 to take a 2-0 series lead in the first round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs on Saturday. Alexandre Ranger, Gabriel Verpaelst and Charles Hudon each scored for the Drakkar. Alex Filiatrault had the lone goal for Shawinigan in the dying minutes of regulation. Marvin Cupper did all he could to keep the Cataractes in the game. He finished with a jaw-dropping 61 saves, and was especially good in the first when he kept the game scoreless despite Shawinigan being outshot 23-13. --- OCEANIC 6 SAGUENEENS 1 RIMOUSKI, Que. Samuel Morin scored a pair of goals as the Oceanic crushed Chicoutimi. Beau Rusk, Jimmy Oligny, Frederik Gauthier and Francois Beauchemin also scored for Rimouski, which took a 2-0 series lead. Dominic Beauchemin had the only goal for the Sagueneens. Philippe Desrosiers made 17 saves in net for Rimouski. At the other end of the ice, Julio Billia allowed five goals on 27 shots. He was replaced late by Domenic Graham, who gave up one goal on four shots. --- MOOSEHEADS 7 ISLANDERS 1 HALIFAX The Mooseheads spotted Charlottetown an early lead before scoring seven in a row to take a 2-0 series lead. Jonathan Drouin had two goals and two assists while Philippe Gadoury also scored twice for Halifax. Darcy Ashley, Nikolaj Ehlers and Andrew Shewfelt chipped in a goal apiece. Daniel Sprong gave Charlottetown a brief lead 5:23 into the first period. Zachary Fucale stopped 10 shots for Halifax. Mason McDonald meanwhile was a lot busier, allowing all seven goals on 49 shots. --- VOLTIGEURS 6 TIGRES 5 DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. Christophe Lalancette scored to lift the Voltigeurs past Victoriaville in a slugfest. Charles-David Beaudoin scored twice for Drummondville, which tied the series at oone. Toby Alderweireld Jersey. Matthew Boudens, Jerome Verrier and Georgs Golovkovs also scored. Philippe Hudon had two goals for the Tigres, with Antoine Marcoux, Jean-Francois Plante and Angelo Miceli adding singles. Louis-Philip Guindon stopped 28 shots for Drummondville, while Francois Tremblay made 26 saves at the other end of the ice. --- OLYMPIQUES 8 SCREAMING EAGLES 2 GATINEAU, Que. Emile Poirier scored a hat trick as the Olympiques rolled over Cape Breton to take a 2-0 series lead. Adam Stevens, Vaclav Karabacek, Jonathan Bourcier, Simon Tardif-Richard and Vincent Dunn also scored for Gatineau. Cameron Darcy opened the scoring 34 seconds into the game for the Screaming Eagles and Raphael Corriveau also scored in the second period. Olympiques goaltender Robert Steeves made 22 saves, while Alex Bureau stopped 21-of-27 shots before being lifted in Cape Bretons net for Zachary Fortin, who allowed two goals on five shots. --- FOREURS 3 TITAN 0 VAL-DOR, Que. Samuel Henley had a pair of goals as the Foreurs shutout Acadie-Bathurst. Pierre-Maxime Poudrier also scored for Val-dOr, which took a 2-0 series lead. Foreurs goaltender Antoine Bibeau stopped 19 shots including a first-period penalty shot by Rafael Lafontaine. Jacob Brennan, meanwhile, finished with 34 saves for the Titan. --- REMPARTS 7 HUSKIES 3 QUEBEC CITY Nick Sorensen scored a hat trick as the Remparts evened their series with Rouyn-Noranda at a game apiece. Fabrice Herzog scored twice for Quebec, with Kurt Etchegary and Adam Chapman providing singles. Jean-Sebastien Dea had a pair of goals for the Huskies and Jack Nevins added one. Remparts goaltender Francois Brassard finished with 34 saves. Alexandre Belanger allowed all seven goals on just 17 shots in the Huskies net. Guillaume Decelles came on to stop five shots in 10 minutes of relief. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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