Result: Rafael Nadal battles past Marcel Granollers at Paris Masters

Result: Nadal battles past Granollers in Paris
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Rafael Nadal is into the third round of the Paris Masters with a 7-5 7-5 triumph over fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers.

Rafael Nadal has battled into the third round of the Paris Masters with a straight-sets triumph over fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers.

The world number one is aiming to become the first man to win six Masters 1000 tournaments in a single season.

Nadal edged through the opening set 7-5 before sealing the win with the same scoreline in the second.

Waiting for the 13-time Grand Slam champion in the next round is Polish 14th seed Jerzy Janowicz.

Polish tennis player Jerzy Janowicz returns a ball to Spanish tennis player David Ferrer during the Open 500 Valencia quarter-finals match at the Agora space in Valencia, on October 25, 2013
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