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“Another tree for the wolf” – Novak Djokovic expresses his joy on twitter after winning his sixth Paris title

20-time grand slam champion, Novak Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev to win a 6th title at Bercy and his fifth title of 2021.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic won a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title by avenging his US Open final defeat against World No.2, Daniil Medvedev with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory in Sunday’s final match. The Serbian maestro truly ‘mastered’ Paris against the Russian who was the defending champion.

Djokovic was looking to avoid ending a season without a Masters title for the first time since 2017 and kept his cool throughout to accomplish his mission against the holder.

The Serbian, who is guaranteed to secure the year-end World No.1 spot for a record seventh time, needed time to adjust to break the World No.2’s sturdy defence but was unstoppable once he found his opening.

Medvedev was overwhelmed in the third set and bowed out of the contest on the first match point when Djokovic unleashed a superb forehand winner down the line.

‘Blessing after blessing’ – Djokovic was highly grateful to have his children witness this victory

Novak Djokovic sharing an intimate moment with kids, Stefan and Tara post his victory

Moments after defeating Daniil Medvedev in the Rolex Paris Masters final, the World No.1 walked to the back of the court to embrace his children Stefan and Tara, whom the Serb refers to as his “greatest success”.

As wife Jelena and coach Goran Ivanisevic looked on, Djokovic enjoyed a hearty embrace from his children, who had just watched their father win a sixth title in Bercy and a record-breaking 37th ATP Masters 1000 title overall, breaking the tie with Rafa Nadal who sits on 36.

“It’s very special. I’m very grateful and blessed to have this opportunity. It’s one of the biggest reasons why I keep on playing,” Djokovic told Tennis Channel. “I always dreamed of having my children in the stands, with them being old enough [to understand]. This is what life is all about, sharing these moments with the dear ones. My children are my greatest success, my greatest treasure.

“I’m just overwhelmed with emotions having them on the court today supporting me. It brings love and joy to my life”, Djokovic shared after the match.

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

Djokovic and Medvedev, will next head to Turin for the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from 14-21 November.

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