World no.1 rallied from a set down to beat defending champion and no.2 seed Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, for sixth title in Paris and a record-breaking 37th Masters trophy!
Nole secured a year-end number one crown for a record-breaking seventh time with a 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 comeback win over Hubert Hurkacz in Paris semis. The top seed and five-time titlist will take on defending champion Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 2) in Sunday's final (15:00 CET).
Top seed is through to the Rolex Paris Masters last eight, after Gael Monfils withdrew from their third round match. For a place in the semi-final, Novak will face Taylor Fritz (ATP #26, 4-0 H2H) on Friday. The American outplayed 10th seed Cameron Norrie (GBR) in straight sets.
The final ATP Masters 1000 event of the season is taking place in Paris from November 1 to November 7. Novak is a record five-time champion and will open his quest for a sixth title in the second round against Marton Fucsovics (HUN, ATP #40, H2H 3-0) on Tuesday.
After a great two hour, 49-minute battle, second seed Rafael Nadal defeated top seed and five-time Italian Open champion Novak 5-7, 6-1, 3-6 to win his 10th Rome Masters trophy. With the triumph, the Spaniard equalled Nole's record of 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles.
Nole won two battles on Saturday to advance into the Italian Open championship match. After beating Tsitsipas in three sets, the Serbian star edged Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2.
The Serbian star, a defending champion at the Foro Italico, came back from a set and a break deficit to seal a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over the fifth-seeded Greek. Looking to reach the Italian Open final for the 11th time, Novak will take on Lorenzo Sonego (ITA, ATP #33) later today.
Defending champion advanced to the the quarter-finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, following a convincing 6-2, 6-1 victory over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in 70 minutes. Novak will face fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday.