Second seed Tim Henman cruised into the quarter–finals of the Swiss Indoors tournament yesterday.
Henman, who won the event in 1998 and was a runner–up the following year, won 6–2 6–1 against Andrea Gaudenzi.
Henman needs to reach at least the semis to qualify for the season–ending Masters Cup in Sydney, where only the top eight in the world are invited.
He meets Michel Kratochvil in the quarters after he upset fifth seed Arnaud Clement 6–3 1–6 7–6 (8/6).
Roger Federer, last year's runner–up, beat Xavier Malisse 6–3 6–4, while Andy Roddick completed a 6–4 7–6 (7/4) win over Nenad Zimonjic.
Carlos Moya was too good for French qualifier Nicolas Thomann and lucky loser Nikolay Davydenko knocked out local favorite Marc Rosset.
Julien Boutter, who shocked top seed Gustavo Kuerten on Wednesday, beat Andrei Pavel in three sets and George Bastl defeated Bohdan Ulihrach.