Djokovic loses in Paris Masters final (image courtesy Getty)

Incoming world number one Novak Djokovic was defeated by Russia’s Karen Khachanov in the final of the 2018 Paris Masters.

The 22-year-old overcame Djokovic 7-5 6-4 in one hour and 37 minutes to emerge as winner of the tournament, as he ended the Serb’s 22-match unbeaten run.

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Despite the loss, the 14-time Grand Slam champion will still overtake Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings on Monday.

“It’s one of the biggest titles in my career so far. I couldn’t be happier to end the season like this, to win against Novak Djokovic, the number one in the world,”Khachanov, who is world number 18 said.

With this achievement, Khachanov will rise to world number 11 on Monday.