Result: Kei Nishikori too strong for Tommy Robredo

Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their men's singles semifinal match on Day Thirteen of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2014
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Kei Nishikori moves closer to a place at the ATP World Tour Finals after beating Tommy Robredo in three sets in the last 32 of the Paris Masters.

Kei Nishikori has advanced through to the Paris Masters third round after fighting back to defeat Tommy Robredo in three sets.

The world number seven dropped the first set in the French capital before sealing the win by a 6-7 6-2 6-3 scoreline to move one victory away from sealing a place at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Nishikori squandered two break-point opportunities during a first set dominated on serve, and the US Open runner-up was made to pay as Robredo won the final four points of the tie-break to move ahead.

However, Robredo, who was involved in a titanic tussle with Andy Murray in Valencia on Sunday, appeared to be feeling the effects of his recent efforts and Nishikori easily took the second against the experienced Spaniard.

The deciding set followed a similar pattern to that of the second, and one break was enough for Nishikori to secure a place in the third round against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

British player Andy Murray celebrates after winning the semi-final tennis match against Spanish player David Ferrer at the ATP Valencia tennis Open at the City of Arts and Science complex in Valencia on October 25, 2014
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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