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Djokovic makes it 20 wins in a row

AFP logoAFP 07-11-2015
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his quarter final tennis match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament in Paris on November 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA © Provided by AFP Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his quarter final tennis match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament in Paris on November 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA

Novak Djokovic extended his win streak to 20 at the Paris Masters on Friday, defeating Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (10/8) to reach the semi-finals.

The straight sets victory also meant that he has now won 28 sets in a row -- the best run of his career -- dating back to the US Open final in early September.

But he had a battle on his hands against fifth-seeded Berdych, a winner in Paris 10 years ago when he was just 20.

Despite having lost all 16 of their previous hardcourt matchups, the towering Czech had the better of the first set behind a powerful display of serving and forehand blockbusters.

Djokovic will play the winner of the remaining quarter-final opposing Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka for a place in Sunday's final.

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