The world number one, the Serb crashed on Friday the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals (6-1, 6-2).
Novak Djokovic made just one mouthful of Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-1, 6-2), Friday 1st November: he qualified in fifty-eight minutes for the semifinals of the Masters 1000 Paris-Bercy. The world number one, four-time winner in Paris and obviously given health problems that have disabled him early in the tournament, will face Saturday for a place in the final Grigor Dimitrov (27e world wide), who dismissed Cristian Garin (42e) Earlier in the day.
Stefanos Tsitsipas (7e), who played at the age of 21 in his first quarter at Bercy, was completely outflanked at the start of the match to be led 5-0. He was never able to return to the game. This victory allows the Serbian tennis player to preserve his chances of finishing the year in the first place of the ATP ranking, even if Rafael Nadal will dethrone him whatever happens at the end of the Paris tournament. According to the results at Bercy, Djokovic can regain his good at the London Masters (November 10-17), which bring together the eight best players of the season.
Nadal will play his Paris quarter on Friday night against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (35e). If he reaches the final and wins the tournament on Sunday, he will be sure to finish the year on the world throne, regardless of the results of the Masters.