Ferrer too good for Tsonga
David Ferrer comfortably defeated home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the Paris Masters.
The fourth seed did not face a break point throughout as he needed just one hour and 20 minutes to see off a below-par Tsonga.
The sixth-seeded Frenchman, who had already qualified for next week's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in reaching the last eight, was guilty of 35 unforced errors, while he particularly struggled on his backhand.
Ferrer cruised through the first set and although his opponent put up more of a fight in the second, the Spaniard was always the most likely to get a break.
He finally got the opportunity to do so at 0-40 in the 12th game. Tsonga did manage to save two match points with some solid first serves, only to then concede defeat tamely by slapping a routine forehand wide.
"I think he was just too good. I didn't bring my best tennis on court today," Tsonga said. "I wasn't able to be aggressive on my returns, and when you're not against a player like him, you have no chance."
Ferrer, now the only seed left standing in the tournament, will next face another Frenchman in Michael Llodra, who saw off Sam Querrey of the United States 7-6 6-3.
The left-handed Llodra knocked out Juan Martin Del Potro in the last eight and is yet to drop serve in his four matches this week.
In the other half of the draw, wildcard Jerzy Janowicz - the man who knocked out Andy Murray in the French capital - will take on France's Gilles Simon.