In Paris, Djokovic moves into 50th Masters 1000 final; Nadal withdraws

In Paris, Djokovic moves into 50th Masters 1000 final; Nadal withdraws

The world No. 1 will square off against Denis Shapovalov, who received a walkover after the Spaniard withdrew with an abdominal injury.

On Saturday, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic advanced to his 50th ATP Masters 1000 final after fending off Grigor Dimitrov, 7-6 (5), 6-4, at the Rolex Paris Masters in Paris.

Djokovic extended his dominance against Dimitrov to 9-1. He has now beaten the Bulgarian seven straight times.

Bidding for his 34th Masters 1000 crown, Djokovic will either play Denis Shapovalov, who advanced after world No. 2 Rafael Nadal pulled out moments before the start of the match with an abdominal injury. Djokovic is 3-0 against the 20-year-old Canadian.

Nadal after withdrawing

 

Djokovic and Nadal are battling for the year-end No. 1.