Djokovic stunned in Paris

Updated: November 1, 2012

With the end of another grueling ATP Tour season in sight, Novak Djokovic was dumped out of the Paribas Masters by Sam Querrey, opening the door for Andy Murray to lift his first Masters Series title of the year.

Djokovic accounted for the first set in double quick time, however Querrey started to gain the upper hand off some pretty confident and big service games. It was clear to see that Djokovic was struggling somewhat from fatigue after a long season and with the World Tour Finals next week perhaps it was good that he leaves the tournament so early.

Despite his early exit, Djokovic will still move to the top of the rankings at the end of the week.

Next up for Querrey will be Canadian 14th seed Milos Raonic or France’s Jeremy Chardy.

Andy Murray remained on course for his maiden Masters title of the season with a comprehensive 7-5 6-3 victory over French wildcard Paul-Henri Mathieu.

Richard Gasquet lost his chance to qualify for the World Tour Finals when he slumped to a 7-6 4-6 6-1 defeat against South African Kevin Anderson.

Janko Tipsarevic was still on course for one of the two remaining spots in the eight-man season finale after the eighth seed beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-4 7-6, while David Ferrer eased past fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-1 6-3 to set up a third round meeting with Swiss 16th seed Stanislas Wawrinka.

Nicolas Almagro, will face French sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after he beat compatriot Albert Ramos in three sets.

Local favourite Michael Llodra claimed 10th seed John Isner’s scalp with a 6-4 7-6 win.