Khachanov celebrates after winning the final against Djokovic. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Karen Khachanov caused one of the shocks of the tennis year by overpowering Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-4 in the Paris Masters final to end the Serbian's spell of dominance in the men's game Sunday.Khachanov, with surprisingly fleet movement around the court, took advantage of Djokovic being a little under the weather after a week struggling with flu-like symptoms.Even better news for a sport always on the lookout for the next bright young thing to challenge the established order of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, Khachanov looks to have the equipment to offer them a real threat.Then, with Djokovic clearly breathing harder, he earned the decisive break to go 2-1 up in the second set after Djokovic had pushed a weary-looking backhand into the net.
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