A phenomenal week for Nole, 40 Masters 1000 titles for the Serbian star!
Top seed Novak Djokovic delivered a commanding performance to clinch a record-extending seventh title at the Rolex Paris Masters, and his 97th career trophy, with a straightforward 6-4, 6-3 victory over Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday.
Novak was clinical when it mattered most to break at crucial moments. He broke the 17th-ranked Bulgarian three times, once in the first set and twice in the second, to capture the dominant and comfortable 98-minute win.
It was a close contest in the opening set but Djokovic converted his first break point opportunity in the seventh game to take the lead.
The second set turned into one-way traffic in Accor Arena, as the world no.1 broke Dimitrov’s serve in the fifth and ninth games.
Novak won 88 per cent (15/17) of points behind his first serve.
“It’s incredible. To be able to win it after quite challenging circumstances for me this week,” said Djokovic. “Basically, coming back from the brink of losing three matches in a row, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I was very close to losing those matches and somehow managed to find an extra gear when it was needed. Today, I think we both were quite tight at the beginning, and I could see that he was running out of gas a little bit. Myself as well, but I somehow managed to find an extra shot over the net. I think the match was closer than the scoreline indicates, but another amazing win for me. I’m very proud of this one.”
It was Nole’s 50th career win in Paris-Bercy. He now leads the Bulgarian 12-1 in their ATP H2H series.
Djokovic will head to the Nitto ATP Finals. The prestigious year-end championships will be played at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from 12-19 November.
Last year, Novak clinched his sixth crown, following a 7-5, 6-3 triumph over Casper Ruud in the title match.
He also lifted the ATP Finals trophy in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Holger Rune are in the elite field.