Result: Kei Nishikori battles past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach Paris Masters quarters

Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their men's singles semifinal match on Day Thirteen of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2014
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Kei Nishikori battles into the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters in three sets over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Kei Nishikori has stunned Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with a 6-1 4-6 6-4 victory to reach the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters.

Tsonga suffered an early blow in the first set as Nishikori swiftly went a double break up in France, with the home favourite struggling to find his feet.

The 29-year-old created just one break-point opportunity throughout the entire set as he lost serve once again and Nishikori claimed the lead.

The Japanese pro struggled to bring his lethal edge into the second set as Tsonga was stronger on his service games, the third of which he saved four break points in.

Tsonga took the only break of the second set to draw level and push the contest into a decider in Paris.

Both competitors held serve well, but it was Nishikori who found the breakthrough to snatch the win and progress into the final eight.

Spain's David Ferrer celebrates beating Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta during their men's singles first round match on day one of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 23, 2014
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3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
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13Belgium David Goffin2,560
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