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Form Djokovic eases past Sousa in Paris opener

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"Reflecting on what I've been through in the past year, it's quite a phenomenal achievement", said Djokovic after making the quarter-finals in Paris when Bosnian opponent Damir Dzumhur retired trailing 6-1, 2-1.

"Reflecting on what I've been through in the previous year, it's quite a phenomenal achievement", said Djokovic who will face Marin Cilic for a spot in the semi-finals. "I would love to be in London, of course", said Nadal, who will wait on making a decision on his participation at the season finale.

"I always believe in myself, but it was highly improbable (five months ago) considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court".

Later Thursday, Federer faces volatile Italian Fabio Fognini for a place in the last eight.

Djokovic is seeking to reclaim the top ranking from Rafael Nadal at a tournament the Spaniard has never won.

Anderson next faces Japan's 10th seed Kei Nishikori, who he defeated in the Austria final.

Roger Federer, who confirmed he will play at the event for the first time since 2015, received a bye in the second round after Canada's Milos Raonic also pulled out due to a right-elbow injury. After winning at Wimbledon, the Serb became the champion of the US Open and won the Masters in Cincinnati and Shanghai. "So as I said, I can't be too ecstatic about it".

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Speaking ahead of tonight's clash with Kilmarnock, he said: "The business I am in, it is cut-throat, it is brutal". Aberdeen were under a lot of pressure in the second half at Hampden, losing Considine before the break to injury.

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Beijing-based LandSpace said late Saturday that the launch proceeded as expected until something went wrong with the final stage. The Zhuque-1 rocket was designed by Chinese space company Landspace and comprised three stages.

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According to the publication, Meghan requested her first husband Trevor Engelson pay for everything if she was to get pregnant. They then tied the knot on a beachfront ceremony in 2011, but divorced in 2013, citing "irreconcilable differences".

"I am very close to London, to securing my spot mathematically", Cilic said.

The prized end-of-year No 1 accolade is one Djokovic has earned on four separate occasions, just like Nadal, who could still be back in London in less than a fortnight to challenge him again for the top spot at the end-of-season ATP finals.

Novak Djokovic is into the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters after Damir Dzumhur retired from their match on Thursday.

Nadal revealed he was advised by his doctor that he would not be able to play the full ATP 1000 tournament, describing the latest setback of a "tough year" during which a knee injury forced him out of a Flushing Meadows semi-final against Juan Martín del Potro after two sets.

Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem reached the quarter-finals in Paris for the first time, seeing off in-form Borna Coric 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 7-5.

Meanwhile, fifth seed Marin Cilic cruised into the third round with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber.

In other matches today, American defending champion Jack Sock progressed to round three.

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