Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Djokovic Loses, Murray Could Get No. 1 Ranking

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Djokovic Loses, Murray Could Get No. 1 Ranking

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Djokovic loses, Murray could get No. 1 ranking

Five months after his first French Open title and completing a career Grand Slam in Paris, Novak Djokovic's reign over men's tennis could be about to end in the City of Lights.

Djokovic, a three-time defending champion, lost to Marin Cilic 6- 4, 7-6 (2) in the Paris Masters quarterfinals on Friday, leaving his No. 1 ranking open to being snatched by Andy Murray.

The British player can rise from No. 2 to 1 in the ATP list for the first time if he reaches the final. He needs one more win after beating Tomas Berdych 7-6 (9), 7-5. His semifinal opponent will be No. 5 Milos Raonic, who defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 7-6 (4).

Cilic will take on American John Isner, who beat Jack Sock 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-4. (AP)

Top-seeded Konta advances * Top-seeded Johanna Konta advanced to the semifinals of the Elite Trophy by beating Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6- 2 on Friday in China.

Konta converted four of five break points to eliminate Garcia and set up a semifinal match against Elina Svitolina.

Third-seeded Petra Kvitova also advanced, beating Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-4.

The tournament in Zhuhai features the 12 players on the tour who didn't qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore last week. The players are divided into four pools of three, with the group winners qualifying for the knockout stage. (AP)

SLU women win exhibition * Sadie Stipanovich scored a game-high 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds as St. Louis University exploded for 30 points in the third quarter and went on to a 69-41 victory over Maryville Friday at Chaifetz Arena in the Billikens' only exhibition game of the season. (News services)

UFC champion Woodley at Ballpark Village * Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (McCluer/Mizzou) will celebrate his title with his hometown Saturday at Ballpark Village.

The event, which begins at 8:30 p.m. is free and will feature some guest appearances. The event will also serve as a sendoff for Woodley, who's set to make his first title defense Nov. …

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