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ATP Paris Masters: Djokovic crushes Wawrinka to reach semis

November 01, 2013 22:28 IST

World number two Novak Djokovic hammered Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1, 6-4 to reach the Paris Masters semi-finals on Friday.

Novak DjokovicThe Serb overpowered the seventh seed to record his 13th consecutive victory over Wawrinka and seal a semi-final clash at the indoor event against Swiss Roger Federer or Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro.

Djokovic, the 2009 Paris Masters champion, had to battle five sets to prevail in his last two matches against Wawrinka but started fast to take a 3-0 lead.

He never loosened his grip, breaking his opponent's serve a second time in the sixth game to quickly wrap up the first set.

Djokovic wasted a couple chances in the second set but made the decisive break in the seventh game to cruise through.

World number one Rafa Nadal faces local favourite Richard Gasquet in the evening session's first match before title holder David Ferrer takes on sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych.

Image: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a game in his match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy

Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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