PARIS Ė Franceís Adrian Mannarino defeated Spainís David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 at the Rolex Paris Masters on Tuesday, advancing to the second round.
Mannarino, the world No. 28, needed one hour and 30 minutes to knock off Ferrer, the world No. 34, who won the tournament in 2012.
The 29-year-old Mannarino, who had never beaten the 35-year-old Ferrer in two previous tries, will play Belgiumís David Goffin, the No. 7 seed, in the second round.
The Paris Masters is one of nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, which are the biggest tournaments on the menís tennis calendar after the four Grand Slams and the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.