Novak Djokovic has now won 34 Masters titles, moving Rafael Nadal’s record down and he comes to the top of the rankings, and 77 on the ATP Tour in total.
Djokovic facilitated to a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title by dismissing Canadian youth Denis Shapovalov in Sunday’s conclusive, boosting his expectations of taking the year-end world number one spot. The top seed asserted a predominant 6-3, 6-4 triumph over his 20-year-old adversary, who looked anxious subsequent to being the recipient of Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal before their booked semi-last. Djokovic will lose top spot in the rankings to Nadal one week from now, however could in any case equivalent Pete Sampras’ record by completing a 6th year as the world’s best player.
The 33-year-old Nadal is a wellness question for the ATP Tour Finals, which start in London on November 10, because of an abs strain, while Djokovic has won the season-finishing titles five times. Djokovic, who lost to Russian Karen Khachanov in a year ago’s Bercy last, spared the main break point he looked as he fixed his fourth win from the same number of matches against the world number 28 Shapovalov.
The 16-time Grand Slam champion has now won 34 Masters titles, moving to inside one of Nadal at the highest point of the record-breaking list, and 77 on the ATP Tour in total. It was Djokovic’s fifth trophy of the period after past triumphs at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, just as at the Madrid Open and in Tokyo. His achievement adds to his past Paris Masters titles from 2009 and 2013-2015.
Djokovic, playing in his 50th Masters last, burned through no time in creating an impression, serving a pro on the primary point in transit to a hold to adore. Nerves were unmistakably influencing Shapovalov, as he talented Djokovic a mid2-0 lead with a progression of unforced errors. Shapovalov discovered his cadence on serve to jump on the load up, however the principal set force had just been seized by his famous rival, who facilitated 5-2 in front.