11/3/2018 1:59:59 AM

Federer, Djokovic to clash for 47th time

Federer, Djokovic to clash for 47th time

Paris, France: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the 47th time Saturday with a place in the Paris Masters final at stake.

Federer, chasing a 100th career title, moved a step closer to that goal with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Japan's Kei Nishikori in Friday's quarter-finals in the French capital.

Djokovic, who will take over as world number one from Rafael Nadal on Monday, reached the semi-finals after recovering from a break down in the final set to defeat Marin Cilic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 and rack up his 21st consecutive win.

Djokovic leads Federer 24-22 and has not lost to the Swiss since 2015.

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