BNP Paribas Masters 2016: Tuesday Tennis Scores, Results and Updated Schedule

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 1, 2016

Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych returns the ball to Portugal's Joao Sousa during their second round tennis match at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tournament in Paris on November 1, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tomas Berdych edged out Joao Sousa in three sets at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Tuesday as he booked his place in the third round. 

Meanwhile, Nicolas Mahut, John Isner and Viktor Troicki progressed to the second round as they beat Martin Klizan, Mischa Zverev and Adrian Mannarino, respectively.

Here are all the results from Tuesday's action:

BNP Paribas Masters 2016: Tuesday's Results
First RoundNicolas Mahut bt. Martin Klizan4-6, 6-4, 6-3
First RoundFeliciano Lopez vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert7-6 (3), 6-4
First RoundJohn Isner bt. Mischa Zverev7-6 (8), 6-4
First RoundViktor Troicki bt. Adrian Mannarino6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5)
First RoundJack Sock vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber6-2, 7-6 (3)
First RoundIvo Karlovic vs. Dusan Lajovic7-6 (4), 7-6 (5)
First RoundGilles Muller vs. Nicolas Almagro6-3, 6-3
Second Round(7) Tomas Berdych bt. Joao Sousa6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Second Round(4) Milos Raonic vs. Pablo Carreno Busta7-6 (5), 6-4
Second Round(12) Richard Gasquet vs. Steve Johnson6-4, 7-6 (11)
Second Round(14) Grigor Dimitrov vs. Marcos Baghdatis6-3, 0-0*
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The event's daily schedule can be found at the ATP World Tour's official website



Berdych was made to work for the first set against the lively Sousa, as TennisTV revealed:

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Video: saving a set point, @joaosousa30-style! https://t.co/kRsZ9udpkC https://t.co/X4CUfulRWz

In a lengthy final game, the Portuguese player eventually handed the Czech the opening set when he sent a backhand return wide.

Record's Jose Morgado believed the score perhaps did not reflect how the two played:

José Morgado @josemorgado

Berdych hits 2 DF, saves 3 bps and still takes the first set vs Sousa, 6-3.

There was a stark contrast between the pair in the second, with Berdych making 14 unforced errors compared with Sousa's two, per TennisTV.

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As well as his loose play, tennis writer Jake Davies noticed another issue with Berdych's performance in the second set:

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Berdych's court positioning in Set 2 compared to Set 1 is all kinds of puzzling. Handing the initiative the Portuguese at this point.

Sousa took full advantage and was able to win 11 of the final 12 points of the set to force a decider.

The pair scarcely gave one another an inch in the third with the first real opportunity for either to make any headway coming at 4-4 when Sousa earned two break points.

Berdych was able to hold from 15-40 down, however, and eventually broke Sousa to avoid a tiebreaker and win the match to keep alive his dreams of a place in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Mahut struggled to get going in his match with Klizan as the Slovakian drew first blood, but some much-improved serving helped him draw level in the second set.

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 01:  Nicolas Mahut of France smiles during his men's singles first round match against Martin Klizan of Slovakia on day two of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 1, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by
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The Frenchman showed resilience in the decider as he saved four break points on the way to booking his place in the next round.

As for Isner, he came out on top in an extremely close contest with Zverev. The first set inevitably went to a tiebreaker when neither could find any joy on their opponents' serve, and the German pushed him all the way with eight points before eventually succumbing.

Here's an example of the hard-fought rallies they produced, per the tournament's official Twitter feed:


.@JohnIsner flips the script on Mischa Zverev at the BNP Paribas Masters. #BNPPM // Watch Hot Shot --> https://t.co/Hyp8Bepl0H

The second set was similarly tight with just one break-point opportunity between the two players, the same as in the first set. However, where Zverev was unable to take his in the first, the American converted his to take the match.

Isner will take on David Ferrer in the second round.


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