Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning his quarter-final tennis match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tournament in Paris on November 4, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA
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The 29-year-old Wimbledon and Olympic champion will take over top spot in the rankings if he defeats Canada's Milos Raonic in the Paris Masters semi-finals.Earlier, 12-time major winner Djokovic had lost 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) to Croatia's Marin Cilic, a defeat which looks likely to end the Serb's 122-week reign on top of the ATP world rankings.Djokovic, the record four-time Paris champion, arrived in the French capital needing to reach the final to ensure he remained ahead of a rapidly approaching Murray.But the Serb's challenge fizzled out against an in-form Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion.Raonic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) in the late quarter-final, a result which allowed Austria's Dominic Thiem to tie up the eighth and last spot in the World Tour Finals next week.
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