Result: Roger Federer makes light work of Lucas Pouille

Roger Federer celebrates after beating Novak Djokovic during the Monte Carlo Masters match on April 19, 2014n
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Roger Federer secures a place in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters after a 6-4 6-4 victory over 20-year-old Lucas Pouille.

Roger Federer has secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters after a 6-4 6-4 victory over Lucas Pouille.

After a fairly even opening period, the Swiss veteran broke serve when both players were at 3-3, before dominating the ensuing game and securing the first set without too much difficulty.

Pouille, just 20 years of age, matched Federer in the early stages of the second set thanks to a powerful serve, but again, Federer broke serve with the set at 3-3, despite two unforced errors.

From then on, it was plain sailing for the 33-year-old, who sealed the victory by chasing up a deep serve and passing Pouille with a neat half-volley.

Federer will face seventh seed Milos Raonic in the next round of the competition.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060