Djokovic claims record 37th Masters title in Paris at Medvedev’s expense

Sports Desk, Nov 7 (EFE).- Novak Djokovic on Sunday claimed a record-breaking 37th Masters title in Paris as he avenged his recent defeat to Daniil Medvedev.

A day after sealing the year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings for a record seventh time, the Serb prove his mettle in a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over the Russian, the second seed, in two hours and 15 minutes.

The victory saw him become the most decorated Masters 1000 player, breaking a tie with Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic got off to an unfortunate start, losing his opening serve and despite recovering in the fourth, he dropped his serve once more in the seventh game as the Russian took a one set lead.

In the second set, Djokovic was untouchable on serve until the final game, when he fended off a couple of break points to seal the set thanks to a break in the fourth game.

The 34-year-old dropped his service game once in the eighth game, while serving for the match, but a 2-break cushion allowed him to clinch the encounter in the following game on Medvedev’s serve.

Djokovic avenged his straight-set defeat to the Russian in the US Open final, which prevented him from achieving the calendar Slam. EFE


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