WATCH: Novak Djokovic halts his interview to console a crying Grigor Dimitrov after winning the 2023 Paris Masters title

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Grigor Dimitrov at the 2023 Paris Masters in straight sets.

WATCH: Novak Djokovic halts his interview to console a crying Grigor Dimitrov after winning the 2023 Paris Masters title

Grigor Dimitrov and Novak Djokovic (Image via @TennisTV/X)

Paris Masters 2023 champion Novak Djokovic consoles Grigor Dimitrov after the Bulgarian lost to him in straight sets. The duo were engaged in an intriguing battle for the title. However, it was ultimately the Serb who came out victorious. However, following the loss, Dimitrov broke down into tears. 

Grigor Dimitrov has been having a rough couple of seasons. Following struggles with injury, the Bulgarian appeared to have lost his form. This was a point of huge disappointment for him since he seemed to be in great form before crashing out. However, the 2023 season saw him slowly regain his form.

He made it to his first ATP Tour final at the Geneva Open, where he lost to Nicolas Jarry. Nevertheless, this season was a year of comebacks for the former World No. 3. He also made it to his first Masters 1000 final since 2017 at the Paris Masters.

Therefore, it is understandable when the Bulgarian breaks down into tears after his defeat to the Serbian great. Losing to the 24-time Grand Slam title champion by 6-4, 6-3, he faced incredible disappointment. This was the perfect opportunity for him to register for another Masters 1000 title. However, he could not do so, losing to the World No. 1 in straight sets.

Upon seeing Dimitrov break down in tears, Djokovic stopped the interview to console the Bulgarian. Djokovic rushed over to Dimitrov so that he could embrace him and console him. This was a display of immense sportsmanship by both players.

Grigor Dimitrov’s wait for an ATP title continues despite good run in 2023

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov showed the tennis world that he still had it in him in 2023. With great performances at Masters 1000 events and the finals of other ATP events, Dimitrov has proven that he is on the verge of regaining some of the game he had before his injury.

Grigor Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov(Image via TennisTV/X)

The former World No. 3 has quite the resume. He holds one Masters 1000 title at the Cincinnati Masters. His biggest achievement to date is his win at the 2017 ATP year-end finals, where he defeated David Goffin.

However, like in the life of any other athlete, the Bulgarian was forced to slow down due to an injury. However, this season, he has shown the world a glimpse of the player he once was. 

Although he was not able to win the title, it proved to be a great step for a comeback. He also impressed the audience with his performance at the Shanghai Masters.

He was playing his best game until he reached the semi-final of the event. Moving on to the Paris Masters from there, he made it to the final. However, he was defeated by none other than Novak Djokovic. Nevertheless, the tennis professional has shown that he is moving in the right direction with his game.

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