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Querrey shock for Djokovic

Paris, Oct 31, 2012, Reuters

American sends Serbian packing in second round; Gasquet ousted

World number two Novak Djokovic suddenly ran out of gas as he was knocked out 0-6, 7-6, 6-4 by American Sam Querrey in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday.

Serbia’s Djokovic, who will replace Swiss Roger Federer as the world number one next Monday, breezed through the opening set before losing control.

Querrey was trailing 0-2 in the second set but dramatically improved after bagging his first game of the match.


Djokovic, who had got into the Halloween spirit by turning up on centre court wearing a Darth Vader mask, ended up being slayed by Querrey’s powerful serve and forehand.

“Great tennis at the start but I knew that the main problem today will be the continuity of my energy,” Djokovic, who had a stomach bug last weekend, told a news conference.
“Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be after the second set. And during the second set I already felt that physically I'm down and I struggled every game.”

A red-faced Querrey was at first just looking to salvage his pride. He ended up pulling off a great escape.

“It’s my biggest, this win feels great,” Querrey told a courtside interviewer.  “I served great. When I was down 6-0, 2-0 I just wanted to get a game and when I won that game I got a bit more confidence.”

The American took an early break in the decider and saved five break points in the ninth game, wrapping an unlikely win on his second match point with a service winner.

He will next face Canadian 14th seed Milos Raonic or France’s Jeremy Chardy.  Earlier, France’s Richard Gasquet lost his chance to qualify for the World Tour Finals when he slumped to a 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 defeat against the towering Kevin Anderson of South Africa.
Serbian Janko Tipsarevic was still on course for one of the two remaining spots in the eight-man season finale after the eighth seed beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-4, 7-6.

On Tuesday, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga started his quest for a final spot with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 second-round victory over fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau. Czech Tomas Berdych, the fifth seed who has already secured his London berth, started slowly against Andreas Seppi but eventually sealed a 7-6, 6-2 win.

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