PARIS (AP) — Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic has lost in the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters.
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 04: Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates victory over Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Mens Singles quarter final match on day five of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 4, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
The top-ranked Djokovic was beaten by Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6 (2) for the first time in 15 matchups.
Djokovic’s loss means Andy Murray can rise to No. 1 in the ATP rankings if he reaches the final.
Djokovic saved two match points in the 12th game but Cilic served extremely well to prevail in the tiebreak.
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