Tennis – Paris Masters ’18: Novak Djokovic Beats Cilic; Moves Into The Semis

Novak Djokovic

2nd seed Novak Djokovic battled again from a set down to beat Croat Marin Cilic and secure a place in the Paris Masters semi-finals.

The Serbian won 4-6 6-2 6-3 out of 2 hours and 12 minutes in spite of being a set and a break down.

Djokovic lost the opening set and went 2-1 down in the third before instantly crushing spirit and after that pushing forward at 5-3.

He will confront either Roger Federer or Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals.

Djokovic indicated disappointment on court, pointing an upheaval at his box before serving for the second set, and breaking his racquet subsequent to dropping serve in the third.

The 2018 US Open and Wimbledon champion is on a 21-match winning streak and has beaten Cilic in their two latest gatherings.

Fifth seed Cilic vanquished Djokovic in the current year’s Queen’s final, yet the Serb won in the last four of the Cincinnati Masters while in transit to a record-breaking triumph over Federer in the last.

Russian world number 18 Karen Khachanov beat fourth seed Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-2 in their quarter-last, setting up a last-four tie with Austrian 6th seed Dominic Thiem.

There were objections from Zverev over commotion originating from Khachanov’s case amid the match, which completed in a little more than 60 minutes.

French Open finalist Thiem originated from a set down to beat shielding champion Jack Sock 4 6-4 6-4 of every two hours and 16 minutes.

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