Andy Murray moved to within one win of qualifying for the World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Julien Benneteau at the Paris Masters.
The Briton, 27, who is fifth in the race to qualify for November's finals, outclassed his French opponent in 71 minutes to reach the third round.
He needs to reach the quarter-finals in France to clinch his place in London.
The Scot, who has won three titles in five weeks, will face Grigor Dimitrov - who beat Murray at Wimbledon - next.
The match will take place at around 13:00 GMT on Thursday and will be live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.
Bulgarian Dimitrov, who also has a chance to qualify for the season-ending tournament, thrashed Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-0 6-3.