Djokovic Suffers Shock Defeat As Khachanov Wins Paris Masters

Tyler Owen
November 7, 2018

Novak Djokovic was gracious in defeat and expressed his pride over "a most incredible last five months" after Karen Khachanov halted his 22-match winning streak to claim Paris Masters glory in a stunning upset on Sunday.

Djokovic outlasted Federer in an energy-sapping classic that lasted over three hours on Saturday, and the Serb began to look tired as he dropped serve to a fall behind early in the second set.

One more victory can earn Djokovic a record-equaling 33rd ATP Masters 1000 title with Nadal.

Paris - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the 47th time Saturday with a place in the Paris Masters final at stake. In the 2013 semifinals, he bounced back from a set down to beat the Swiss, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Khachanov, who crushed Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 in the semi-final on Saturday, took advantage of Djokovic appearing to be a little under-the-weather after a week struggling with flu-like symptoms. He deserves it. He's a young player... up-and-coming.

"I'm really happy to achieve this, to make it to the finals". "My priority is London, but now I am so far into the tournament I'll just give it a go and hope things click for me". View FedEx ATP Head2Head for the following match-up at the Rolex Paris Masters and vote for the players you think will win!

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"So I was fully prepared, I've been playing some good tennis in the last couple of months and believing in myself so I didn't expect to be that easy in the score. All the credit to him", Djokovic said.

Djokovic will go in search of a fifth Paris trophy after denying Federer a shot at a historic 100th title, although the Wimbledon and US Open champion was pushed all the way by his 37-year-old rival.

"This is my best match of the year, that's for sure", Djokovic said, addressing the crowd in French.

Federer was seeking to become only the second man after Jimmy Connors to win a century of professional tour titles following his 99th win in Basel, only to fall agonizingly short.

"Hasn't happened too many times that I don't break a serve of anyone, especially if I have 12 break points", Djokovic said. But already established player, top player.

Khachanov, who won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow last month, broke fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev's serve six times in a 6-1, 6-2 win. Djokovic heads into the match with full confidence as he won 30 of the last 31 matches played since the Wimbledon first round.

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