Djokovic defeats Medvedev in the Masters 1000 final in Paris and celebrates with his children after securing his SEVENTH year-end No. 1.

0

Djokovic defeats Medvedev in the Masters 1000 final in Paris and celebrates with his children after securing his SEVENTH year-end No1.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC and his two children collaborated on a vengeance mission against Daniil Medvedev.

The world No. 1 overcame the defending champion from Russia 4-6 6-3 6-3 to win a record sixth Paris title and 37th Masters 1000 title – one more than Rafael Nadal.

It will help to ease the pain of losing the world No. 2 in the US Open final in New York, effectively ending his calendar Grand Slam hopes.

Djokovic, 34, shared the occasion with his young son Stefan and daughter Tara, who had traveled to France with him.

“This is very special,” he said.

I consider myself fortunate to have this opportunity.

One of the main reasons I want to keep playing is because of it.

“It’s a dream of mine to have my children in the stands, old enough to see me.”

“This is what life is all about for me: sharing the moment with the people I care about.”

My children are my greatest achievement and treasure.

“I’m overwhelmed by the beautiful moments and the fact that they’re here to support me.”

It fills my life with love and joy.”

GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALS WITH FREE BETS

Djokovic improved to 6-4 against Medvedev, including a 2-1 record in 2021, including a win in the Australian Open final in February.

“Daniil and I are developing a great rivalry,” the Serb continued.

“The three matches – in Australia, New York, and Paris – were all exciting.

“We test each other to the breaking point.”

It reminds me of how I felt about Nadal and Roger Federer for the past 15 years.”

Djokovic will finish the season as the world No. 1 for a record seventh time – one more than Pete Sampras – and will be in good shape heading into the ATP Finals in Turin.

In addition to the records he set this week, he already has the most weeks as world No. 1 and, if he defends his Australian Open title in January, he will have won 21 majors, surpassing Nadal and Federer.

“It’s a huge achievement,” Djokovic said after securing the year-end No. 1 ranking.

It’s fantastic.

“I’m extremely pleased with myself.

I’m grateful to be in this position once more to break the record for the seventh time and surpass Pete Sampras, my childhood hero.

“Obviously, all of the beautiful positive emotions have overwhelmed me.”

Share.

Comments are closed.