Cape Town - Kevin Anderson's chances of qualifying for the year-ending ATP Finals have ended with his defeat to Fernando Verdasco at the Paris Masters.
Anderson, the 12th seed for the tournament, lost in three sets to the unseeded Spaniard, going down 5-7, 6-4 and 7-5 in the second round.
Going into the tournament, Anderson was in 10th position in the race to the ATP Finals with only the top eight players qualifying for the event.
Results from the ATP Paris Masters on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):
Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) bt Hyeon Chung (KOR) 7-5, 6-3
Pablo Cuevas (URU) bt Albert Ramos (ESP x15) 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/1), 6-2
Robin Haase (NED) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x4) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG x13) bt João Sousa (POR) 6-2, 6-2
John Isner (USA x9) bt Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (11/13), 6-3
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x6) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-4, 6-4
David Goffin (BEL x7) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x11) 2-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x14) bt Jérémy Chardy (FRA) 6-4, 6-1
Marin Cilic (CRO x3) bt Borna Coric (CRO) 6-4, 6-3
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA x12) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
Jack Sock (USA x16) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5)
Lucas Pouille (FRA x17) bt Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-3, 6-4