RUSSIAN ace Karen Khachanov has caused one of the shocks of the tennis year by overpowering a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-4 in the Paris Masters final to end the Serbian’s remarkable spell of dominance in the men’s game.

The 22-year-old has for some time been seen as one of the rising young talents of the sport but few could have envisaged his demolition on Sunday of the Serbian superstar, who was on a three-month, 22-match winningstreak.

Djokovic was expected to celebrate his return to world No.1 on Monday with a record-extending fifth Paris title but he went down in one hour 37 minutes amid a hail of 31 crushing winners from the Muscovite’s racket.

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He looked out of energy after an epic three-hour semi-final win against Roger Federer on Saturday.



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