Novak Djokovic exacts revenge on Dmitry Medvedev at the US Open, while Nadal and Federer’s comeback plans are revealed.


As Nadal and Federer’s comeback plans are revealed, Novak Djokovic gets revenge on Medvedev at the US Open.

WEEKLY TENNIS RECAP: Novak Djokovic made history by securing the year-end No. 1 ranking and avenging himself in the Rolex Paris Masters final against Daniil Medvedev.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal has confirmed his return, and Roger Federer is getting closer to returning.

At the Rolex Paris Masters, Novak Djokovic triumphed in his return to tennis.

The Serb had not played since losing in the US Open final to Daniil Medvedev, but he got his revenge on the Russian on Sunday, winning a record 37th Masters 1000 title and becoming the first man to finish seventh in the year-end rankings.

While his rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have been out for several months, news of their respective comebacks broke last week as the Spaniard began his first tournament, and Australian Open insiders revealed that the Swiss star hoped to return in January.

In other news, the Russian Tennis Federation won the first edition of the revamped Billie Jean King Cup in Prague last week, despite some drama that saw their final opponents Switzerland accuse them of using “ugly” tactics.

Express Sport looks back at the biggest stories from the tennis world in the last week, both on and off the court.

For the first time in nearly two months, the world No. 1 returned to action last week.

Djokovic had not played since losing in straight sets in the US Open final to world No. 2 Medvedev, missing out on the chance to become the first man in 52 years to complete the Calendar Grand Slam and the first male singles player in history to reach a record 21 Major titles.

The Serb looked rusty when he lost a set to world No 40 Marton Fucsovics in his first match, and after being given a walkover to the quarter-final, he showed some tension as he gave several breaks away to Taylor Fritz, before bursting into life partway through the second set and racing to glory.

In both of his final two matches, the world No. 1 had to come back from a set down, but he clinched significant victories in both.

3-6, 6-0, 7-6(5)

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