Kei Nishikori out of Paris Masters
The 15th-seeded Nishikori missed last week's Swiss Indoors with pain in his ankle, but beat Benoit Paire of France in the second round to set up Thursday's match with Simon.
Nishikori won the Japan Open in Tokyo last month for his second career title and picked up the injury soon after in the second round of the Shanghai Masters.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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