Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic advances to the semi-finals but Carlos Alcaraz is forced to retire

Novak Djokovic secured a place in the semi-finals at the Paris Masters with a 6-0 6-3 win over Lorenzo Muesetti. Djokovic, seeded sixth, has made light work of young Italian Musetti and will next meet Stefanos Tsitsipas or Tommy Paul, who play later on Friday. A six-time winner in Paris, Djokovic dropped just eight points in the first set before overcoming a brief wobble in the second, when he broke down, to win easily. Image:Carlos Alcaraz retired 1-3 in his quarter-final tie-break against Holger Rune World number 1 Carlos Alcaraz has pulled out of his quarter-final with Dane Holger Rune in an abrupt fashion. Rune outclassed Alcaraz on serve to win the first set 6-3 and held on in the second as the Spaniard increased his level before pulling back four points in the tiebreak, after receiving medical treatment for abdominal strain at 6-5. Alcaraz will have nine days to recover from the ATP Finals in Turin, where he is expected to make his debut. “I thought it was a great game. [It’s] bad luck for him,” said Rune, who was leading 6-3 6-6 (3-1) before Alcaraz retired, allowing the 19-year-old to go on a date with Félix Auger- Aliassime. Image:Félix Auger-Aliassime continued his fantastic winning streak The Canadiens extended their winning streak to 16 games after a comfortable 6-1 6-4 win over Frances Tiafoe. Auger-Aliassime, who is chasing his fourth consecutive title after triumphs in Florence, Antwerp and Basel, won 27 indoors in 2022 as he qualified for his second Masters 1000 semi-final. better,” Auger-Aliassime said. “Of course right now I’m playing well and feeling good, but I see things I can still do better and still improve to be able to dominate the game. » Sky Sports

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