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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Fourth-seeded Benoit Paire of France advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup by beating Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-3, 6-1 Thursday.

Paire's quarterfinal opponent will be Victor Hanescu of Romania, who beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-1, 6-4.

Paire advanced to the quarterfinals in Stuttgart for the first time, having twice lost in the second round in previous tournaments.