Djokovic hails 'phenomenal achievement', Federer three wins from 100th title

Jo Caldwell
November 4, 2018

"I had a very good head-to-head record until that match a few years ago here", said Djokovic of facing Cilic.

Kei Nishikori beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson on Thursday to advance to the Paris Masters quarterfinals, setting up a clash with Roger Federer.

Nadal withdrew before his quarter-final past year, and he must match Djokovic's performance to retain top spot going into the season-ending Tour Finals in London. So while Federer has not played during this week since 2015, and only three times since winning the title in 2011, he has added his name to the draw. Next comes Roberto Bautista Agut or Grigor Dimitrov, and then Djokovic.

The Austrian will next, face a rejuvenated Jack Sock after the defending champion, who has endured a dramatic slump in the year since, outplayed Tunisian lucky loser Malek Jaziri 6-0 6-4 to win back-to-back matches for the first time in 2018.

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In addition to Nadal, Milos Raonic and Marton Fucsovics withdrew from the last Masters 1000 event of the year on Wednesday, handing respective walkover victories to Roger Federer and Fabio Fognini.

Novak Djokovic is into the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters after Damir Dzumhur retired from their match on Thursday. "It's just a very powerful style of tennis", Djokovic said.

A double break of serve put Federer 4-1 up before Fognini broke back with a backhand victor down the line.

Croatia's Marin Cilic will play Germany's Philip Kohlschreiber after he beat Robin Haase of The Netherlands 6-7, 6-4, 6-2. "If he has a high first serve percentage, then it's obviously a big challenge to play him because he's got a really big game from back of the court".

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The Spaniard, who has never won the indoor tournament, is making his return from the knee injury that scuppered his US Open chances.

Federer responded well in the eighth game of the second set, again saving two break points at 15-40 down on his way to leading 5-3.

He will make the cut for the season-ender if he downs Djokovic, who is looking to win the tournament - which would be a record-equalling 33rd Masters title - for a record-extending fifth time.

In the quarter-finals, Khachanov will meet Germany's fourth seed Alexander Zverev, who took 80 minutes to overpower and finally subdue the scurrying defiance of Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-2. The Austrian Thiem went the distance to defeat Borna Coric 6-7 (3), 6-2, 7-5.

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