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Updated on: Sunday, November 07, 2021, 11:39 PM IST

Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic defeats Daniil Medvedev for record 37th ATP crown

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball. | Photo: PTI/AP

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball. | Photo: PTI/AP

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Novak Djokovic held his nerve on Sunday to capture his sixth Paris Masters title by defeating the defending champion, Daniil Medvedev.

This victory in Paris also marked his record-breaking 37th ATP Masters 1000 crown.

World No. 1 Djokovic came from behind to overcome No. 2-ranked Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in two hours and 15 minutes battle. It was the 14th time this year that Djokovic has rallied from a set down to win.

This was also the 48th match win of a standout season (48-6) for Djokovic as he breaks a tie with Rafael Nadal for most Masters 1000 titles. Notably, the Serbian secured year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings for a record seventh time on Saturday by reaching the Paris final.

It was the first Paris final to feature the top two players in the ATP Rankings since Stefan Edberg played Boris Becker in 1990 final.

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Published on: Sunday, November 07, 2021, 11:39 PM IST
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