Novak races previous Khachanov into Paris Masters quarter-finals – Novak Djokovic

Nole is three wins away from capturing his seventh crown at Paris-Bercy.

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic recorded a commanding 6-4, 6-1 victory towards world no.19 Karen Khachanov on Thursday on the Rolex Paris Masters to achieve the final eight. The match lasted one hour and 27 minutes.

Novak began sturdy, however the Russian recovered from an early 0-3 deficit to attract degree. Nonetheless, the Serbian star transformed one other probability within the tenth sport and grabbed the opening set.

Djokovic broke Khachanov twice within the second set, within the fourth and sixth video games, to wrap up the win.

“The primary set was fairly even, I had my probabilities, he had a break, and he was hanging on. I broke his serve within the tenth sport of the primary set and I feel after that the momentum shifted. Within the second set I used to be a special participant. I feel I stepped it up much more, served higher, and I’m simply actually happy with the best way I completed,” Novak mentioned after the match.

Match statistics: aces (2-2), double faults (3-2), winners (18-10), unforced errors (16-28), whole factors received (65-40).

Novak’s quarter-final opponent on Friday at 19:30 CET will likely be Lorenzo Musetti (H2H 2-0).

The Twenty third-ranked Italian upset no.3 seed Casper Ruud in three units 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Nole is chasing a record-extending seventh trophy on the ATP Masters 1000 match within the French capital and a record-extending thirty ninth Masters 1000 title total.

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