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PARIS | Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win his 1st Paris Masters title

PARIS — Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic of the chance on Sunday to match Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 Masters titles. Djokovic, a record four-time champion at the indoor event, looked out of energy after an epic three-hour semifinal win against Roger … Continue reading PARIS | Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win his 1st Paris Masters title

PARIS | Djokovic’s epic victory over Federer among the hardest wins

PARIS — Novak Djokovic‘s latest victory over Roger Federer was among the toughest and best in their epic rivalry, a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) feast of attacking tennis which had the roaring crowd on their feet and remained in doubt until the very end. It finally ended, after three hours, when Djokovic moved 6-1 … Continue reading PARIS | Djokovic’s epic victory over Federer among the hardest wins

PARIS | Federer and Djokovic reach Paris Masters quarterfinals

PARIS— Roger Federer’s bid for a 100th career title remains on as he beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. If he wins that, against Kei Nishikori, he could face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals — but Federer is thinking more about winning the season-ending ATP Finals, which start … Continue reading PARIS | Federer and Djokovic reach Paris Masters quarterfinals

PARIS | Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters; will lose No. 1 ranking

PARIS— Returning from one injury to play at the Paris Masters, Rafael Nadal pulled out with another one. This time it wasn’t the troublesome right knee which had sidelined him since the U.S. Open semifinals in early September, but rather an abdominal injury which just crept up on him. Given his history of injuries, Nadal … Continue reading PARIS | Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters; will lose No. 1 ranking

PARIS | Even without Neymar, French leader PSG routs Amiens 5-0

PARIS — Neymar was not missed as runaway French league leader Paris Saint-Germain crushed Amiens 5-0 on Saturday for a 10th straight league win. Neymar was given a few days off by coach Thomas Tuchel after playing for Brazil in the international break. PSG faces Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday and is then … Continue reading PARIS | Even without Neymar, French leader PSG routs Amiens 5-0

SINGAPORE | Red Bull’s Ricciardo fastest in Singapore GP 1st practice

SINGAPORE — Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo posted the fastest time in the first practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday. The sinewy Formula One circuit is well suited to Red Bull because it negates the power advantage of quicker cars like Ferrari and Mercedes. Ricciardo was .2 seconds ahead of Red Bull teammate … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Red Bull’s Ricciardo fastest in Singapore GP 1st practice

PARIS | Mbappe scores and gets sent off as PSG wins 4-2 at Nimes

PARIS  — Kylian Mbappe scored a brilliant late goal and got sent off right at the end of Paris Saint-Germain’s pulsating 4-2 win at Nimes in the French league on Saturday. Two weeks after coming off the bench to score twice against Guingamp, he bailed out PSG with an unstoppable 77th-minute strike to make it … Continue reading PARIS | Mbappe scores and gets sent off as PSG wins 4-2 at Nimes

PARIS | PSG signs defender Bernat hours before transfer window shuts

PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain left it late before making a key signing only hours before the French league’s transfer window shut on Friday. The French champion bought Spain defender Juan Bernat from Bayern Munich, thus resolving a problem at left back. PSG was without a recognized left back with Layvin Kurzawa injured and Yuri Berchiche … Continue reading PARIS | PSG signs defender Bernat hours before transfer window shuts