Djokovic, Federer move into Paris Masters quarterfinals - USA

Novak Djokovic helps distressed fan during Paris Masters win

With the absence of Nadal from the tournament, Serbian Novak Djokovic, now world No. 2, is set to take the top spot of the ATP rankings, to be released on Monday.

In this year's US Open, Nadal had a walk-over loss to Argentina's Juan Martin De Potro in the semi-finals.

The return of Djokovic at the first line in the ATP ranking was the natural completion of his flawless game in the second half of the season.

Having secured a return to the world number one spot, Novak Djokovic admitted he considered such an achievement "highly improbable". "But it's not the end of the season, so I can't be too ecstatic about it".

"It has been a tough year for me in terms of injuries so I want to avoid drastic things", Nadal said. "And, of course, I'm very, very happy and proud about it", said Djokovic.

Federer defeated Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 as the Swiss great moved three wins away from his 100th career title.

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The Wimbledon and US Open champion did not face a break point in the match and won 72% of first-serve points.

The tennis stars said earlier this week that they will continue to assess the situation before deciding whether to play in the match on December 22.

"I have to figure out how to play Roger again, but I think I've been playing well the last couple of weeks so hopefully I can bring that again tomorrow", Nishikori said.

Federer's return to Bercy for the first time in three years delighted his vast Parisian fan club, who gave him a standing ovation that clearly moved the 20-time grand slam victor. "I just gave him the towel".

The former world No. 3 also had an injury-riddled 2017 campaign, including a seven-week absence due to wrist surgery that cost him a chance to play at that season's U.S. Open.

Next for Novak is a date in the quarterfinals with Marin Cilic.

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The Serb won his last 16 tie with Damir Dzumhur after the Bosnian was forced to retire trailing 6-1, 2-1 at Bercy.

ATP Paris Masters 2018: Novak Djokovic Enters Quarter Finals; Bids to Win Fifth Paris Title.

Roger Federer, fresh from his recent title in Basel, made it through to the third round without playing after second-round opponent Milos Raonic pulled out.

Djokovic will be unveiled as the new No. 1 on Monday when the ATP rankings are released.

John Isner's hopes of also making the London finals received a potentially fatal blow when he was beaten 6-4 6-7 (9) 7-6 (8) in by rising Russian Karen Khachanov.

Isner's USA compatriot Jack Sock, who's the defending Paris Masters champion, also advanced with a 6-0 6-4 triumph over Malek Jaziri. Zverev eased past the diminutive Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-2.

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