Stefanos Tsitsipas clashes with four-time Rolex Paris Masters champion Novak Djokovic in less than 2 hours at Paris Masters grand quarterfinal.
The world No 1 lost to Tsitsipas just three weeks ago in the Rolex Shanghai Masters quarterfinals and is back in their in between score with 1-2. The Greek champion had also beaten the Serbian at last year’s ATP Masters 1000 in Toronto, but lost in the final of the Mutua Madrid Open in May.
“He’s a great player, he has improved and he is very professional and he works hard,” Djokovic told for Tsitsipas. “This is positively reflected in his game. He is one of the best players in the world, I look forward to this challenge.”
But more than a tie against each other, if Djokovic drops to 1-3 against Tsitsipas, his hopes of finishing in the top spot in the world rankings by the end of the year will be diminished as Rafael Nadal will take his place to the top if he reaches the Paris Final.
Tsitsipas, who will compete in the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time from November 10-17 at the O2 Arena in London, is seeking his first ATP Masters 1000 title. The Greek star, who won last year’s Next Generation ATP, has already reached three Masters 1000 semifinals this year (Madrid, Rome, Shanghai).
You can watch the video below from yesterday’s highlights in Paris.
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