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Djokovic, Murray progress to last eight of Paris Masters

Updated: Nov 04, 2016 08:21 IST

Paris [France], Nov. 4 (ANI): World No. 1 Novak Djokovic progressed through to the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters after battling past 14th seed Grigor Dimitrov in hard fought third round contest on Thursday.

Rallying from a set down, Djokovic came back strong to defeat Dimitrov 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. The Serbian will now meet Canadian fourth seed Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, World No. 2 Andy Murray continued his battle for the numero one ranking after defeating Lucas Pouille in straight sets 6-3 6-0 in a relatively low-quality match. Murray will now face seventh seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the last eight counter.

To become world number one for the first time, the Briton must win the title if Djokovic fails to reach the final, although if the Serb should lose before the semis then Murray would only need to make the final. (ANI)