Result: Stanislas Wawrinka crashes out of Paris Masters

Kevin Anderson of South Africa returns a shot to Jerzy Janowicz of Poland during their 2014 US Open men's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2014
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Kevin Anderson reaches the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters by beating third seed Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 5-7 6-7.

Stanislas Wawrinka has suffered defeat at the third-round stage of the Paris Masters, having fallen in three sets to Kevin Anderson.

The third seed, who has already safely qualified for next month's World Tour Finals in London, was edged out 7-6(2) 5-7 6-7(3) this afternoon.

Both men held their serve in the opening set which ensured that a tie-break would be needed to separate them, with Wawrinka holding his nerve to take an early advantage in the match.

The second looked to be heading a similar way as the two held serve once more, although Wawrinka lost his service game in the 12th game to see the contest levelled up overall.

Anderson prevailed in the decider when he came out on top in the tie, having already squandered two match points to end the contest.

It was not to matter, though, with the South African now poised to meet either Tomas Berdych or Feliciano Lopez in the quarter-finals.

Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic waves to the crowd after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia during their men's singles semi-final match at the China Open tennis tournament in the National Tennis Center of Beijing on October 4, 2014
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