Jo-Wilfried Tsonga double-faulted on match point to lose to Kei Nishikori and fail to qualify for the World Tour Finals.
Novak Djokovic started his Paris Masters campaign with a routine second-round 7-6(3) 6-3 win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Roger Federer put his recent poor form behind him to beat Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-2 in his home city of Basel.
Round-up: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all moved into the last 16 at the Shanghai Masters.
Feliciano Lopez came through a tough clash with Jarkko Nieminen to make it through the opening round of the Shanghai Masters.
Nicolas Almagro overcame home defending champion Kei Nishikori in three tight sets in the Japan Open quarter-finals.
Spain secured their place in the Davis Cup elite when Rafa Nadal teamed up with Marc Lopez to beat Sergiy Stakhovsky and Denis Molchanov of Ukraine.
Round-up: A ruthless Rafa Nadal made a seamless transition from hard court to clay when he crushed Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky.
Rafael Nadal will play Sergiy Stakhovsky in a Davis Cup singles rubber after Spain announced their line-up.
A tired Rafael Nadal is ready to give his all for Spain in this weekend's Davis Cup playoff against Ukraine.
Spain captain Alex Corretja will wait until Rafael Nadal arrives in Madrid before deciding whether he will play against Ukraine.
Rafa Nadal has returned to the Spain team as they seek to maintain their Davis Cup World Group status.
Order of play for day three of the US Open, with Andy Murray and Serena Williams both in action.
Frenchman Gael Monfils and Juergen Melzer of Austria won their semi-finals to advance to the final of the Winston-Salem Open.
Andy Murray won his first match since triumphing at Wimbledon to get his Rogers Cup campaign underway in Montreal.
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