PARIS - Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 16 matches as he came back from a set down to defeat Roger Federer yesterday and reach the final of the Paris Masters.
The six-time Grand Slam winner, who last suffered defeat in the US Open final against Rafael Nadal, overcame an inspired Federer before finally taking victory 4-6 6-3 6-2 in just over two hours.
He now takes on either Nadal or David Ferrer in Sunday's final at the Bercy arena, as well as keeping his chances alive of reclaiming the world number one spot.
The 26-year-old Belgrade native had to reach the final in the French capital to have a chance of snatching back top spot from Nadal at next week's World Tour Finals.
"Every time we play it's a great match, challenging and intense," said Djokovic.
"He was better than me in the first set and it wasn't easy. I just had to stay confident and focussed and wait for my chances.
"I was serving well and just kept patient and in the end it paid off," he added.