It was another final of a tournament which ended with Novak Djokovic lifting a trophy aloft. This win continues a fantastic year for Djokovic, who completed a Paris double for a second time in his career.
Djokovic, who has not lost a match since his defeat to Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final in July, won a record-extending seventh title at the Paris Masters on Sunday with a quick and easy 6-4, 6-3 victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the final.
It is the 36-year-old’s sixth title of 2023, which includes three Grand Slam crowns and the Masters trophy in Cincinnati.
“It’s incredible to be able to win it after quite challenging circumstances this week,” said Djokovic.
“I basically came back from the brink of losing three matches in a row so I’m very proud of this one considering what I’ve been through this week.”
By winning his record-extending 40th Masters 1000 title in Paris, Novak Djokovic has increased his lead over Carlos Alcaraz in the race for year-end No. 1 to 1,490 points – 9,945 to 8,455 – putting him on the verge of finishing No. 1 for a record-extending eighth time.
The only way Alcaraz can become year-end No. 1 at this point is if he wins the ATP Finals undefeated, which would earn him 1,500 points, and if Djokovic doesn’t win a single match at the event – Alcaraz would then pass him by 10 points. Any other scenario and Djokovic is No. 1.
Novak Djokovic will head to the ATP Finals brimming with confidence.
The top-ranked Serb will take on his rivals at the year-end event. The world’s best players will compete at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin from 12-19 November.
The event in Turin will see eight players divided into two groups of four, with the top two from each group advancing to the semi-finals. Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Holger Rune will compete.
The 2023 WTA Finals in Cancun will conclude today, Monday, November 6.
Anticipation is high as the 2023 WTA Finals prepare for a grand showdown where year-end supremacy and a career-defining title are up for the taking. Iga Swiatek, current world no. 1, and Jessica Pegula, world no. 5, both in the prime of their form, are set to clash in a match that promises to be nothing short of spectacular.