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Tennis: Djokovic ousts Federer in epic Paris semi-final

Sunday, 2018-11-04 08:00:02
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his semi final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer. (Reuters)
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Novak Djokovic ruined Roger Federer's ambitions of a 100th career title as he outlasted his great adversary 7-6(6) 5-7 7-6(3) in an epic Paris Masters semi-final that stretched his remarkable unbeaten run to 22 matches on Saturday.

* Russia's unseeded Karen Khachanov is into his first Masters final after beating Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 in their semi-final in Paris on Saturday (Nov 3).

* Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the season-ending ATP Finals and will be replaced by Japan's Kei Nishikori, organisers of the London event said on Saturday.

* Leicester City's traumatic week ended with a 1-0 win at Cardiff City although the result was never the chief concern on a day when the tributes flowed for the Midlands club's late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash.

* Thierry Henry is still waiting for his first win since taking charge at Monaco after his team fell to a seventh league defeat of the season in a 1-0 loss at Reims.

* Alexandre Lacazette's late goal earned Arsenal a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday and stopped the visitors moving three points clear at the top of the Premier League.

* Bayern Munich leaked a late equaliser in Saturday's (Nov 3) 1-1 home draw with Freiburg to leave them four points adrift of Borussia Dortmund before next weekend's Bundesliga showdown.

* Manchester United substitute Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage-time winner as they came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 away and close the gap on the top four in an exciting Premier League clash on Saturday.

* Newcastle United finally got their season up and running by beating Watford 1-0 at St James' Park to record their first Premier League win at the 11th attempt. Ayoze Perez flicked home a 65th-minute header from a Ki Sung-yeung free kick to claim the points and move Newcastle out of the relegation zone into 17th place.

* Tottenham Hotspur held on nervously to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 away in the Premier League on Saturday after conceding two second-half penalties.

Reuters, CNA