Novak Djokovic: Tennis Player Advances to Paris Masters Final After Defeating Stan Wawrinka
Paris: Wawrinka demonstrated again he can trouble Djokovic when playing at his peak, even though the results of the second semifinal of the day made it clear how hard it’s to keep that amount for a whole match here on Saturday, reports Efe.
Djokovic broke serve in the opening match of the second, but from 0 and readily won the very first set – 2 down Wawrinka lifted his match to dizzying peaks to reel off five straight matches into breaking one of his racquets and frustrate the Serb.
But in the third set the match had little healing time before the semifinals and immediately slipped away from Wawrinka, who’d played into the wee hours of Saturday in conquering Spain’s Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the indoor hardcourt event.
With the triumph, Djokovic progressed to his 14th straight tournament final, a feat unmatched by another male player since trustworthy data started to be kept.
The Serbian has had one of the best years in tennis history, winning the US Open, Wimbledon and the Australian Open, along with five Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour Masters 1000 titles.
The 10-time Grand Slam winner has failed to get to only one tournament this season’s final – an Australian Open tuneup event in January in Dubai, where he fell to big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic in the quarterfinals.
On Sunday, Djokovic additionally will seek to become the very first player to win six Masters 1000 titles in one season.