Novak Djokovic, again king of Bercy

The Serb won his fifth Masters 1000 in Paris on Sunday, defeating young Canadian Denis Shapovalov in two sets (6-3, 6-4).

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A new crown for Novak Djokovic in Bercy, Sunday, November 3rd.
A new crown for Novak Djokovic in Bercy, Sunday, November 3rd. KAMIL ZIHNIOGLU / AP

Certainly, he will not have had to get rid of the ogre Nadal. But Novak Djokovic has nothing to do with the abdominal injury that forced his rival to forfeit his semifinal. The always no 1 World Serb (he will be dethroned Monday by … Rafael Nadal) won Sunday, November 3, his fifth title at the Masters 1000 Paris-Bercy beating the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (6-3, 6-4).

"I felt better and better and more confident throughout the tournament. I did not lose a set, it was a great tournament ", savored Djokovic before receiving the trophy from Marat Safin, triple winner in Paris (2000, 2002, 2004). Sick at the entrance of the Paris week, the 32-year-old Serb is in power, and concludes the tournament "Very confident", one week before the London Masters, the finals of the season.

Winner in Paris of the fifth title of his season and the 77e of his career, Novak Djokovic is now only one length of Majorcan Nadal Masters 1000 (34 trophies, against 35). In the final, "Nole" was never worried by the young Canadian, new no 14 world, who failed to make the only break point that he faced the Serb. Which now holds almost all the singles records of the Bercy tournament after this fifth title in the Paris area.

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