Tennis – Paris Masters 2018: Khachanov Defeats Djokovic; Wins Title

Paris Masters

Russia’s Karen Khachanov vanquished approaching world number one Novak Djokovic to win his first Masters 1000 title at the Paris Masters.

The 22-year-old beat Djokovic 7-5 6-4 out of 1 hour and 37 minutes to end the Serbian’s 22-match unbeaten run.

14-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic, will even now surpass Rafael Nadal at the highest point of the world rankings on Monday.

Khachanov will ascend to world number 11 on Monday and turns into the primary Russian since Nikolay Davydenko in 2009 to win a Masters 1000 title.

He hit 31 victors as he pulled off one of the stuns of the tennis year in his last competition of the season.

Triumph would have denoted Djokovic’s 5th Paris Masters title yet he was not permitted to subside into Sunday’s match and was fixed when Khachanov broke his serve at 5-5 preceding proceeding to win the main set.

Khachanov broke right off the bat in the second set and discarded three further break points in the 7th match, yet could benefit from his favorable position and hang on for the win.

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