Paris Masters 2017: Krajinovic knocks Isner out, faces Sock in final

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"Everyone knows (Krajinovic) is a very talented player and he's showcasing that".

His whole career came to that one last point and he delivered a forehand victor to seal the deal and fall down to the ground, unable to hide his emotions after one of his biggest wins in only his 5th Masters 1000 tournament.

He is also the first qualifier to reach a Masters final since Jerzy Janowicz in 2012, also in Paris.

Krajinovic's opening service lasted 11 minutes but despite facing a break point he held firm to hold serve before both players dominated behind their serve - Isner won 23 out of 24 points at one stage.

Meanwhile, top-ranked Rafael Nadal pulled out with a right knee injury, and hopes to be fit to make the London field.

The 32-year-old Isner forged a break point at the start of the third set, but missed it with a wasteful forehand which went long.

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One final ace levelled for Isner, but Krajinovic brought up a match point on his own serve with a magnificent backhand victor and clinched victory by crunching a forehand down the line. Then he spurned another chance on Krajinovic's serve at 30-40 in the ninth game.

Filip broke him just once, from a lone break point he gained, and the Serb fends off 5 break points to keep his serve intact throughout the match, showing clutch and determination in the crucial moments to edge the American and continue his Paris dream.

Isner grabbed an early 3-0 advantage in the deciding-set breaker, but Krajinovic showed great resolve to take five of the next six points.

Reaching the final is particularly sweet for a top-10 junior whose promising career was held back by an extra bone in his right wrist that needed treatment, following on from a right shoulder operation in 2011. "But it's still a really hard challenge to me". But I stayed calm, " he said. "Very, very disappointing", he said. "He gave me a coach". 'But I can not talk about that now; it is tough enough for me to pull out from here'. 'I was already top 100 two or three years ago; then I had bad luck with injuries'.

A whipped forehand victor into an open side of the court was enough, prompting wild celebrations from Krajinovic's coach, Petar Popovic, who was topless as he shook his fists in delight.

'We all know Rafa, once he says he's going to do something he sticks to it, ' Forget said. I was next to him all the time, and even now when I'm doing well he's next to me.

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