Novak Djokovic crowns himself the king of Paris Percy!
The world number one Serbian triumphed in a nervous thrill in the ATP 1000 final against second champion Daniil Medvedev with numbers 4:6, 6:3, 6:3 and won the Masters title in France for the sixth time.
With his 37th ATP 1000 title, Nole has overtaken Rafael Nadal and is the only record holder in this category of the tournament. With this, Djokovic manages to avenge his losing final at the US Open, missing out on making history with his 21st Grand Slam title. This may still feel shocking, as Medvedev starts the match better and immediately leads 2-0 up front, but Djokovic can equalise.
The Russian player finds his way to play better and wins the first set 6-4. But Djokovic removes the mental block and develops a crazy tennis game with pools worth watching. The Serb runs the breakout to 3:1, then plays the 6:3 dry set at home. So the momentum is in Djokovic’s favor, who was not even held back by Medvedev’s superb strikes.
In the decisive sentence, Djokovic broke 3:2 and 5:2, thus easing the tension and letting the No. 1 in the world for his strongest opponent break balls to 3:5, which he gratefully accepts.
Head-to-head, the Serbian world ranking dominator expands his lead by 6:4.
By moving to the final, it was already clear that Djokovic would be number one in the world rankings for the seventh time at the end of the season. No one else has succeeded much.
Djokovic has made an impressive comeback after a pause since losing the US Open final in mid-September. In New York he had lost to Russia’s Medvedev and thus missed the Grand Slam – winning the four most important championships of the calendar year. Previously, he had won the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon, but he also failed to achieve the desired Olympic victory due to the defeat in the semi-finals against the winner Alexander Zverev in Vienna.
Zverev was given a Vienna-Paris double, and Hamburger had no chance in the semi-final against Medewew in 2:6.2:6. This trio is one of the closest favorites to the ATP Finals, which travels from London to Turin for the first time in many years. The Masters begins on November 14th.
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