Novak Djokovic beats John Isner to reach Paris Masters quarter-finals

Updated: 31 October 2013 21:36 IST

Novak Djokovic next plays Stanislas Wawrinka, who stayed in contention for one of the two remaining ATP finals spots by beating Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3, 6-2.

Paris:

Novak Djokovic (file photo)Novak Djokovic rallied from a set down Thursday to beat John Isner 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2 and reach the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters.

Isner saved six break points to force the early tiebreaker and took the first set when Djokovic's backhand sailed wide.

The second-seeded Serb raised his game in the second set, making only two unforced errors and breaking Isner twice.

Djokovic then won the last five games of the match, finishing off Isner with a backhand volley.

The Australian Open champion next plays Stanislas Wawrinka, who stayed in contention for one of the two remaining ATP finals spots by beating Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3, 6-2.

The seventh-seeded Swiss rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the first set and broke Almagro twice in the second.

Defending champion David Ferrer also advanced, beating Gilles Simon of France 6-2, 6-3.

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