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Sports - November 3, 2018

Paris Masters: Djokovic, Federer pick semi-final date 


Second seed Novak Djokovic will face third seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters.

Djokovic fought back from a set down to beat Croat Marin Cilic 4-6 6-2 6-3 in two hours and 12 minutes.

The Serb lost the opening set and went 2-1 down in the third before immediately breaking back and then moving ahead at 5-3.

Australian Open champion Federer beat Japanese 10th seed Kei Nishikori 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 21 minutes.

The Swiss held off a break point late in the first set before immediately moving ahead in the second.

Last week, Federer sealed the Swiss Indoors title for the ninth time and is now one short from 100 tournament wins.

Djokovic, who has won four Paris Masters titles, will take the world number one ranking from Rafael Nadal on Monday.

Russian world number 18 Karen Khachanov beat fourth seed Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-2 in their quarter-final, setting up a last-four tie with Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem.

There were complaints from Zverev over noise coming from Khachanov’s box during the match, which finished in just over an hour.

French Open finalist Thiem came from a set down to beat defending champion Jack Sock 4-6 6-4 6-4 in two hours and 16 minutes.

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