Roger Federer moved closer to a 10th Swiss Indoors Basel title with a comprehensive straight sets win over Moldovan Radu Albot.
Federer improved to a 73-9 record in Basel with a 6-0 6-3 second-round victory, extending his consecutive wins on centre court to 22 matches.
Seventh-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka or American Frances Tiafoe, who both won their respective first-round matches on Wednesday, will play Federer next.
David Goffin ended a three-game losing streak against Marin Cilic with a 6-4 6-4 victory.
The victory keeps the 28-year-old in strong contention for one of the two remaining qualifying spots at the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in London next month.
Alex De Minaur, Jan-Lennard Struff, Filip Krajinovic and qualifier Ricardas Berankis also won, as Tiafoe beat British number one Dan Evans 6-4 6-2.
Italy's Matteo Berrettini boosted his own London qualification hopes with a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1) success over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.
France's Gael Monfils hit 13 aces as he rallied to beat Austrian wild card Dennis Novak 2-6 7-5 6-3 to set up a meeting with the Italian Jannik Sinner.
There were also wins for Sam Querrey, Karen Khachanov, Pablo Carreno Busta, Mikhail Kukushkin and Andrey Rublev.