Novak Djokovic

Khachanov in Paris Masters final, faces Djokovic or Federer


Karen Khachanov of Russia celebrates after defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria during their semifinal match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.


November 3 at 10:59 AMPARIS — Karen Khachanov continued his strong recent form by beating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 Saturday to reach the Paris Masters final.


The unseeded Khachanov broke Thiem to lead 5-4 and served out the first set.


The players swapped breaks at the start of the second set before Khachanov reeled off the next five games, clinching victory on his first match point when the sixth-seeded Thiem chopped a shot wide.


Khachanov won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow last month for his third career title.


They play later Saturday — their 47th career meeting — with Djokovic leading his longtime rival 24-22 overall and having won the past three encounters.






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