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World No. 1 tennis great Novak Djokovic produced a commanding performance in the prestigious quarterfinals of Paris Masters 2019 on Friday. The Serbian star thrashed the strong Greek opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas with a margin of 6-1, 6-2 in just 58 minutes of action and also paved his way to the last-four men round in the grand tournament.

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Both Novak and Tsitsipas went neck-to-neck against each other in the first set as both were trying hard to score against each other. But the Serb got the fortunate chances to show his prowess. As a result, he easily won the first set without much fuss. Though in the second set, Tsitsipas tried hard to come back in the game but Djokovic was not in a mood to lose this time and he wrapped the show with 6-2 scoreline.

Next up for the top-ranked star is Grigor Dimitrov who will go all out in the semifinals to book his place in the final showdown. There is no doubt in saying that World No. 27 tennis professional from Bulgaria will surely give a tough fight to Novak Djokovic in the upcoming battle on Saturday. It will be interesting to see whether the Serbian legend will be able to maintain his dominance in the worth-watching semifinals also or the Bulgarian will turn the waves in his favour. Apart from Djokovic, World No. 2 tennis maestro Rafael Nadal of Spain also booked his spot in the semi-final round against Denis Shapovalov of Canada.

Both the legendary superstars Tsitsipas and Djokovic have last faced each other in the thrilling quarterfinals of Shanghai Masters 2019 where the Greek veteran outclassed the top-ranked Serb by 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 scoreline. Riding high on confidence the defending champion Djokovic started his game on a positive note like always but Greek professional Tsitsipas played fearlessly right from the beginning.

Eventually, Tsitsipas clinched the game against the World No. 1 tennis star to make his ways into the semifinals. Notably, that was the first time when Djokovic failed to reach the semi-final round of ATP Shanghai Masters as he won the title four times in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018

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