Paris Masters: Djokovic seals a thriller against Federer in semis
Djokovic sealed the important moments in two tie-breakers to beat Roger Federer in the semis of the Paris Masters. The soon-to-be world number one eked out a closely fought tie 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 7-6 (7-3) to move to the final. Post the match, Djokovic called this duel as one of the best ever against the 20-time Grand Slam champion. Here's more.
Djoker defeats Federer for the second time in 2018
In the 47th career meeting between the two legends, Djokovic came out strong and defeated Federer for the second time in 2018. According to Sky Sports, Djokovic stated that they went toe-to-toe and it was one of the best matches. He also regarded this match as one of the most exciting tussles this year.
Djokovic's comments about the match
"It was a spectacular match. We went toe-to-toe. "We've had some epic matches but clearly this is one of the best, in terms of the level of play. Along with the Wimbledon semi-final against Nadal, it's surely the most exciting match this season," said Djokovic.
Novak on an unbeaten run of 22 matches
Djokovic, who entered the match on a 21-match unbeaten run, continued his magic. The four-time Paris Masters winner, could equal Rafa Nadal's record of 33 career Masters titles if he wins the final later tonight. Djokovic has already bagged two Slams in 2018. He also won the Cincinnati Masters. For Federer, he would have to wait a little longer for his 100th career title.
Djokovic to face Karen Khachanov in finale
Serbia's Djokovic will next face Karen Khachanov for just the second time in his career. The 22-year-old beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 in the other semis. "He's been playing some sensational tennis. He's striking the ball beautifully," Djokovic said post his win.