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Janowicz continues astonishing run to reach final

ESPN staff
November 3, 2012
Jerzy Janowicz is the first qualifier to reach the Paris Masters final since 2003 © PA Photos

Andy Murray's conqueror Jerzy Janowicz continued his astonishing giantkilling run all the way to the final of the Paris Masters after defeating Gilles Simon.

The Polish qualifier, who had seen off Marin Cilic, Murray and Janko Tipsarevic this week, claimed another scalp as he dispatched the home favourite 6-4 7-5 on Saturday.

The world No. 69, who was playing in Futures tournaments at the beginning of the season, dropped to the floor with his head in hands after becoming the first qualifier to reach the final at the Palais Omnisports since 2003.

Janowicz, who has now beaten five top-20 players on his unlikely run to the final, broke in the fifth game to take control of the opening set before grabbing a late break in the second - allowing him to serve out for his place in the final.

He will now face Spaniard David Ferrer - the only seed left in the tournament - in the final after Ferrer beat Michael Llodra. Wildcard Llodra had knocked out Juan Martin Del Potro earlier in the tournament, but he was beaten 7-5 6-3 in the semis.

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