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Khachanov Stuns Djokovic In Paris

Khachanov Stuns Djokovic In Paris

Karen Khachanov stunned Novak Djokovic as he won his first Masters 1000 title with a straight sets win over Novak Djokovic in Paris. In a match lasting just over an hour and a half, the 22-year-old Russian beat the Serb 7-5 6-4 to claim his first title on the ATP tour.

 

The result ended Djokovic’s 22-match unbeaten, although he will still climb up to number one in the world following the conclusion of the tournament.

 

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Khachanov, who was ranked 18th before his win, will now go up to number 11 after becoming the first Russian since Nikolay Davydenko in 2009 to win a Masters 1000 title.

 

Khachanov took advance of Djokovic being under the weather from flu-like symptoms on the day and admitted he was thrilled to win such a tournament against an opponent like the reigning Wimbledon winner.

 

“It means the world to me,” said Khachanov. “It’s one of the biggest titles in my career so far. I couldn’t be happier to end the season like this, to win against Novak Djokovic, the number one in the world.”

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