Novak Djokovic, number 1 in the world, is already in the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters 1000 after his rival in the second round, the French Gaël Monfils, was declared out before the game due to a “muscle injury” in the adductors.
The Serbian will be measured in the quarters with the winner of the duel between the British Cameron Norrie (13th) and the American Taylor Fritz (26º).
The Polish also went to quarters Hubert Hurkacz, 10th in the world and looking for a place in the end-of-year Masters.
His rival for a place in the semifinals will be the Australian James Duckworth (55th), who will play his first quarterfinals of a Masters 1000.
Hurkacz, executioner of Roger Federer In the Wimbledon quarterfinals this year, inflicting a 6-0 victory in the third set, he defeated German Dominik Koepfer (58th) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in Paris.
The Masters 1000 in the French capital is held on a hard surface and indoors, and awards 336,030 euros to the winner of the individual table (390,000 dollars).
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