Novak Djokovic beats Denis Shapovalov to win fifth Paris Masters title


Djokovic is now one short of Nadal’s file of 35 Masters victories

Novak Djokovic recorded his 77th ATP title with a 6-3 6-4 get over Canada’s Denis Shapovalov at the Paris Masters.

The 32-year-outdated Serb shall be changed as world quantity 1 by Rafael Nadal on Monday no matter sealing his thirty fourth Masters title, his fifth in Paris and fifth total ATP victory of the year.

He maintained his file of now not shedding a home in the week as he wrapped up the match in one hour, five minutes.

It used to be Djokovic’s fourth get against world quantity 28 Shapovalov, 20.

In his fiftieth Masters final, Djokovic took a 3-0 lead against Shapovalov – taking half in his first – and took the home in 29 minutes.

The Serb, whomisplaced in last year’s Paris finalto Karen Khachanov, broke in the seventh game of the 2nd home.

Left-hander Shapovalov received his first ATP title with victory in the indoor Stockholm Delivery last month and had his easiest smash point of the last in the following game.

Nonetheless, he used to be guilty of three consecutive backhand errors as Djokovic held and shortly sealed the title, inserting him stage with John McEnroe in fifth place on the all-time list of ATP winners.

Shapovalov is projected to climb to a profession-high 15th in the rankings.

Nadal will change into world quantity 1 on Monday for the first time in a year, but the 33-year-outdated Spaniard is a doubt for the ATP Tour Finals initiating in London on 10 November after an abdominal muscle stress compelled him out of his semi-final with Shapovalov.

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