Paris Masters: Djokovic Beats Wawrinka, Through to the Semis

World number two Novak Djokovic is through to the semi-finals of the Paris Masters after seeing off ATP World Tour qualifier Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1, 6-4 in Friday’s quarter-finals match.

The second seed’s victory over the Swiss at the Palais Omnisports, Paris, was his 15th in quick succession, taking his season’s record to 65-9.

A fired up Djokovic led 3-0 before Wawrinka could register a point against the Serb in the first set. The 26-year-old 2009 champion won 80% of his first service points, hit 11 aces and converted two of his break point opportunities to see off the set which lasted for only 27 minutes.

Getty Image: Novak Djokovic Sets Sights on a Second Paris Masters Title.
Getty Image: Novak Djokovic Sets Sights on a Second Paris Masters Title.

In the second set, Djokovic saved four break points before breaking to love in the 7th game, when the 28-year-old Swiss, who will be making his first appearance at the season finale in London next month, hit a backhand wide.

Djokovic, who also won five-setters against Wawrinka a the Australian and US Opens this year, will net play either third seed and defending champion David Ferrer or Sixth seed Tomas Berdych.

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