Novak Djokovic earned a place in tomorrow's Paris Masters final with victory over Roger Federer after what he described as "one of the best" of their matches against each other.
Novak Djokovic was gracious in defeat and expressed his pride over "a most wonderful last five months" after Karen Khachanov halted his 22-match winning streak to claim Paris Masters glory in a stunning upset on Sunday.
The unseeded Khachanov struck 31 winners in an imperious performance, denying the 14-time grand slam champion a record-equalling 33rd Masters title with a 7-5 6-4 upset in Bercy. The victory required just one break in each set, 6-4, 6-4, and 79 minutes-which was just as well, given that the clock was approaching 11pm and his semi-final against Djokovic begins at 4.30pm Saturday.
Djokovic, who will regain his world No.1 ranking next week, faces Federer on Sunday morning (1.30am AEST) after the Swiss great's comfortable 6-4 6-4 win over Kei Nishikori to move a step nearer to winning his 100th career title.
Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation (R) with the winners trophy alongside runner up Novak Djokovic of Serbia after the final.
Novak Djokovic ascends to world No 1 today for the first time in two years, but not amid a blaze of glory after being upset by Karen Khachanov, the 22-year-old from Russian Federation, in the final of the Paris Masters.
Although he was broken early and Djokovic took a 3-1 lead in the first set, Khachanov managed to break the Serbian's serve and get back in the match, reports Efe news. He deserves it. He's a young player up and coming. "But I played really well".
A rasping serve down the tee sealed the set for the 22-year-old, with Djokovic looking flat and in need of inspiration.
He had to save three more break points in the seventh game to hold for 4-3 down. "I'm just really proud of myself that I could be in this list of winners".
"I stepped in more inside the court", Khachanov said.
"I don't want to talk about that.
And in general, it's a breakthrough season", said Khachanov, who also won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow last month. "All the credit to him", Djokovic said.
Federer, the 2011 champion in Paris, last beat Djokovic at the ATP Tour Finals in 2015 and was comprehensively beaten by his long-time rival in the Cincinnati Masters final on the eve of the US Open this year.
Cilic wrapped up the opener in the 10th game, ending Wimbledon and US Open champion Djokovic's 30-set win streak in the process. "I can't foresee too much in advance but I don't think it will be my last match here".
The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 to push back the Houthis and return President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to power. U.N. refugee agency UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie said the global community had been "shamefully slow" and urged the U.N.
Fentanyl was originally developed as a painkiller and anesthetic, but it's 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin. A coroner has ruled rapper Mac Miller's death an accidental overdose due to a combination of drugs and alcohol.
Putrajaya would like to get its hands on fugitive financier Low Taek Jho first, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. Goldman has, in the past, repeatedly denied any wrongdoing , and said it is cooperating fully with the authorities.
In the World Bank's Ease of doing business Index for 2019, India rose 23 places to 77th, up from 100th in 2018 and 130th in 2017. New Zealand tops the list of 190 countries in ease of doing business , followed by Singapore, Denmark , and Hong Kong.
Obama urged more decisive action by Americans who have grown frustrated by the first 21 months of Trump's presidency. With just three days to go before the midterm elections, it's a tale of dueling presidents on the campaign trail.
Their engagement photos show a giddy couple, with Will in a cowboy hat and Bailee showing off her ring. The National Transportation Safety Board reported on Twitter that they're investigating the crash .
Lowe's Canadian business is based in Boucherville, Que. and has more than 630 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores. Founded in 1946, Lowe's has more than 2,390 stores and past year generated $68.6 billion in sales.
FILE - This Sept. 4, 2018, file photo shows the bedroom of a teenage refugee in the Nibok refugee settlement. The Morrison government has indicated it plans to get all children off Nauru by Christmas this year.
The Russian will next play Alexander Zverev after the German fourth seed beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-2. World number three Federer beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-4 6-3 in one hour and 13 minutes.
Children mowed down and killed in horror hit-run crash
Robert Jensen says Treu is being held on 13 possible charges, including four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Golden says both the district and school crisis teams have put together support networks for students, staff and families.
Amazon offers free shipping for everyone through the holidays
That would be more than 12 percent of the $71.8 billion in sales that analysts now expect the company to report for the quarter. Today Amazon announced that they are offering free shipping to everyone in the United States with no minimum purchase needed.
Turkey's Erdogan: Saudi slaying ordered by govt
It's a month to the day since Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul - and was never seen again. The Saudi chief prosecutor arrived in Turkey on Sunday to meet with his Turkish counterpart.
Diablo Immortal Mobile Game Announced with Trailer
Today, the developer announced its second-ever mobile game (after the collectible card RPG Hearthstone ) with Diablo: Immortal . The Treasure Goblin and default amiibo will spawn a portal leading to an unknown location, according to the leaker.
Oil prices dip on rising supply, trade tensions
The plan of supplying crude oil in stock market has frequently been raised in the past years but it doomed to failure. Previously private oil companies could buy oil only to export oil, officials said.