Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev, wins sixth Paris Masters title
World number one Novak Djokovic overcame Daniil Medvedev to win his sixth Paris Masters title on Sunday. The Serbian captured a record-breaking 37th Masters 1000 title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over the world number two. Djokovic had reached his 54th Masters final after beating Hubert Hurkacz. The former had assured himself of a seventh year-end number one finish. Here are the records.
A record-extending sixth Paris Masters title
Djokovic has won his sixth Paris Masters title. Djokovic is the only player to have won the Paris Masters four or more times. The likes of Boris Becker and Marat Safin follow Djokovic on the tally with three titles each.
Djokovic wins his 37th Masters 1000 title
Djokovic has clinched his 37th Masters 1000 title. He was earlier tied with Rafael Nadal. The likes of Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, and Andy Murray have won 28, 17, and 14 Masters 1000 titles respectively. Djokovic's Masters 1000 titles - Indian Wells: 5, Miami: 6, Monte-Carlo: 2, Madrid: 3, Rome: 5, Canada: 4, Cincinnati: 2, Shanghai: 4, Paris: 6.
Djokovic broke this record of Pete Sampras
By winning the semi-final against Hurkacz, Djokovic had assured himself of a seventh year-end number one finish. He has now attained this feat the most times (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020, and 2021). The 34-year-old was earlier tied with Pete Sampras, who finished as the world number one in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 respectively.
Djokovic claimed only one straight-set victory in the tournament
Djokovic won only one of his four matches in straight sets. He started off with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win over Marton Fucsovics. Djokovic then claimed a straight-set win over Taylor Fritz in the quarter-finals. The world number one lost the first set in his semi-final and final wins. Interestingly, Djokovic won from a set down for the 14th time this season.
Head-to-head: Djokovic 6-4 Medvedev
Djokovic now leads Medvedev 6-4 in the head-to-head series. He avenges his loss at the 2021 US Open final, where Medvedev defeated him in straight sets. The two players have met only in finals of late. Before the US Open, they clashed in the Australian Open final, where Djokovic secured his ninth title. The latter had won in straight sets.