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Paris Masters 2014 order of play & schedule today: Djokovic, Berdych in second round action today

Suneer Chowdhary in ATP Tour 28 Oct 2014
Serbia's Novak Djokovic will be in second round action at the Paris Masters 2014 on Tuesday. (credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych lead the second round action at the 2014 Paris Masters on Tuesday.

The world number one Djokovic was recently blessed with a child but he has decided to return to the court immediately in an attempt to defend his world number one ranking. 

Having lost to Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters with some ease, he will now take on Philipp Kohlschreiber in his second round match. Kohlschreiber, ranked 24th in the world, could prove to be a tricky opponent, but in terms of overall record, Djokovic has won five of their six previous matches.

The only time that Djokovic did lose to his German opponent was in 2009 at the French Open that year. Kohlschreiber is coming off a straight-set win over Edouard Roger-Vasselin in his opening round encounter after a first round loss to Kevin Anderson at Valencia.

Also in second round action is the fifth seeded Berdych, who will be up against the French wild-card Adrian Mannarino. Berdych is 2-0 up on head to head against Mannarino, having played him earlier this year at the Queens as well. 

The Czech hasn't dropped a set to Mannarino before this, but enters the tournament on the back of an upset loss in the first round at Valencia. This was after he won the title at the Stockholm Open.

Mannarino required a first set tie-breaker to defeat Pierre-Hugues Herbert in his opener.

In some of the other second round matches of the day, Fernando Verdasco will be up against the 15th seeded Gilles Simon, Ivo Karlovic plays French qualifier Lucas Pouille while the 14th seeded Kevin Anderson takes on Santiago Giraldo.

Here's the 2014 Paris Masters Order of Play for Tuesday, October 28:

?COURT CENTRAL

Starting at 11.00 am
[Q] Kenny De Schepper (FRA) v Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v [15] Gilles Simon (FRA)
Joao Sousa (POR) v Gael Monfils (FRA)
Richard Gasquet (FRA) / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v David Marrero (ESP) / Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

Not Before 7.30 pm
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

Not Before 8.30 pm
[5] Tomas Berdych (CZE) v [WC] Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

COURT 1

Starting at 11.00 am
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) v Pablo Cuevas (URU)
Tommy Robredo (ESP) v Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
Lukas Rosol (CZE) v [SE] David Goffin (BEL)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) v [Q] Lucas Pouille (FRA)
[14] Kevin Anderson (RSA) v Santiago Giraldo (COL)

COURT 2

Starting at 12.00
Eric Butorac (USA) / Raven Klaasen (RSA) v [WC] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
[WC] Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Kenny De Schepper (FRA) v Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Robert Lindstedt (SWE)
John Isner (USA) / Sam Querrey (USA) v Leonardo Mayer (ARG) / Tommy Robredo (ESP)
Marin Draganja (CRO) / Lukas Rosol (CZE) v [PR] Marcin Matkowski (POL) / Jurgen Melzer (AUT)


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