Andy Murray's winning run came to an end with a straight-sets defeat by world number one Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters.
The Briton, seeking his 12th win in a row, lost 7-5 6-2 against the defending champion in one hour and 41 minutes.
Murray, who has lost all four matches against the Serb this year, will now take a week off before the end-of-season World Tour Finals in London.
Djokovic will face Japan's Kei Nishikori in the last four in Paris.
Murray, 27, has played 23 matches over the past six weeks, winning three titles, and could not prevent the Serb from winning the final five games of the match as fatigue took its toll.
But the Scot had already achieved a major goal by qualifying for the Tour finals with his win over Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday.