Novak Djokovic beat Denis Shapovalov junior 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the ATP 1000 tournament in Paris, November 3
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The victory in Paris helped Djokovic only drop to Nadal 640 points on the Race to London table – the score of players won in 2019. Serbian tennis player lost the top of the ATP to Rafael Nadal on November 4, but intact. The festival ends the year with the number one position in the world if it competes successfully in the ATP Finals.
Shapovalov was in high form when he eliminated a series of seeds at the Paris Masters, but it was not difficult for Djokovic. The Canadian player lost the first serve in the match and was led 0-3 in the first set. In all of Djokovic’s games in the first set, Shapovalov could not reach the deuce. “Nole” won the match with a score of 6-3, with a first serve rate of 83%.
In the second set, Djokovic also only needs to win the game once to win the match. When the score was 3-3, Shapovalov hit the wrong hand and could not save the break-point. The 20-year-old then had the chance to win the only game of the game, but missed.
Djokovic finally won 6-3, 6-4 to win his fifth title of the season, and was the 34th ATP 1000 title in his career. The 32-year-old is just one Masters 1000 behind Nadal, who holds a record 35 times crowned at this level.
“I think I have the best serve,” Djokovic said after an hour and eight minutes. “That’s why the match ended early. I put pressure on him at the serves and at the back of the pitch, and didn’t give him many chances. This is one of the good games. “If I continue to play well, I can win every game in the ATP Finals. I have done it, but it is always a goal that is not easy to accomplish.”
Djokovic pocketed $ 1.11 million thanks to winning the Paris Masters. If you win every match in ATP Finals – the tournament takes place from 10-17 / 11 in London, Serbian tennis players can earn $ 2.71 million and 1500 bonus points. If Djokovic wins the ATP Finals with a successful record, and Nadal cannot reach the final, Djokovic will finish the year in the number one position in the world.