Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic Set Up Title-Clash at Paris Masters

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 | 0

Top seed Novak Djokovic and seventh seed Milos Raonic advanced to the summit clash of the Paris Masters after the duo overcame their respective counterparts in the semifinals on Saturday.

Whilst Djokovic made short work of Japan’s Kei Nishikori, taking just a couple of minutes over an hour to record a one-sided 6-2, 6-3 victory, Raonic held his nerves to scrape past Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in a close affair that lasted over two hours.

“I’ve been very impressed with Raonic. He’s one of the best servers in the game. He isn’t missing too many and his second serve is bouncing very high,” Djokovic told Sky Sports, as quoted by

“He has very good movement for somebody of his height. He’s improved his baseline game and he’s a complete player now. He’s experiencing the best time of his career and he’s coming off back-to-back wins against (Roger) Federer and Berdych and I’m sure he’s motivated to win tomorrow.

“Having said that he’s one of the best servers, one of the keys of the match tomorrow will be trying to get as many returns back in the court and make him play.”

However, it would be a tough task for Raonic to beat Djokovic, as the former is yet to pull off his first career-win against the latter, who has went on to clinch all the three previous meetings so far.


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