Tennis – Paris Masters 2018: Novak Djokovic Races Into The QF’s
2nd seed Novak Djokovic achieved the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters after Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur resigned with a back injury.
The Serbian who will take the world number one positioning from Rafael Nadal on Monday, was driving 6-1 2-1 when Dzumhur finished the match.
.@DjokerNole celebrated his elevation to world number one by reaching a new personal landmark to reach the Paris Masters quarter-finals.
— Sportpesa News (@SportpesaNews) November 1, 2018
The Wimbledon and US Open victor did not confront a break point in the match and won 72% of first-serve points.
He will now confront Marin Cilic after the Croat beat Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov.
Cilic hit 29 champs as he asserted a 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 triumph over ninth seed Dimitrov.
This is 6th time @DjokerNole has compiled a 20+ match winning streak in his career:
43 in 2010-11
28 in 2015
28 in 2013-14
23 in 2015
22 in 2012-13
20 in 2018
— ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo) November 1, 2018
Dimitrov, who won the ATP Finals a year ago, will complete the season nineteenth in the rankings in 2018, while Cilic requires one more triumph to meet all requirements during the current year’s occasion in London.
Djokovic is on a 20-match winning run yet was beaten by Cilic in the current year’s Queen’s last.
Swiss third seed Roger Federer plays Italy’s Fabio Fognini later on Thursday.
Novak Djokovic new World Number one! 👑
Thanks to Rafael Nadal withdrawal in Paris Masters, the Djoker is the 1st player since Marat Safin in 2000 to become World No.1 after being out of the Top 20 in the same season. Congrats Nole! pic.twitter.com/kcj8Wl3KeR
— Sports Umbrella 24 (@SportsUmb24) November 1, 2018
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