Paris, Nov 14: Heading straight to the World Number One title, Rafael Nadal stormed past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5 to enter the semi-finals of the Paris Masters.
Second seed Rafa claimed the victory against the title-holder in quarter-finals on Friday, Nov 13 to set up a fight with third seed Novak Djokovic in the semis.
Djokovic thrashed Sweden's Robin Soderling 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 on the first of the day's quarter-finals making space for himself in the final four.
Nadal who has missed out on quiet a lot of games due to his injury is all set to grab the World No 1 ranking by the end of the year.
Tennis ace, Roger Federer opened up this opportunity for Nadal when he exited from Paris masters on Wednesday, Nov 11.