Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Federer secures Djokovic semi in Paris

By Opta
Roger Federer

Paris, November 3: Roger Federer outclassed Kei Nishikori 6-4 6-4 on Friday to set up a meeting with Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters semi-finals.

The Swiss great was playing just his second match of the week in France, having received a walkover against Milos Raonic in round two, but eased to a routine win as Nishikori missed out on a place in the ATP Finals.

A far tougher test lies in store for Federer, however, with Djokovic up next and on a 21-match winning run as he bids for a fourth consecutive title.

That streak includes a Cincinnati Masters final win against Federer.

Federer and Nishikori held serve with relative ease early on in their quarter-final before the 20-time grand slam champion stepped up the pace at 4-4.

The Swiss converted the first of two break points when Nishikori sent a seemingly straightforward forehand wide and Federer served out the set in style, with some stunning play at the net bringing the crowd to their feet.

The Japanese consequently appeared to lose all composure, gifting Federer another break at the start of the second.

Federer was not required to make a further gain as Nishikori failed to muster any sort of fightback and is now dependent on an injury for one of the world's leading lights in order to reach London.

For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

    Story first published: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 4:50 [IST]
    Other articles published on Nov 3, 2018
    POLLS
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more