Djokovic To Face Shapovalov For Paris Masters Title

PARIS, November 2, 2019

No.1 seed Novak Djokovic has reached his sixth ATP Tour singles final of 2019 and his 50th ATP Masters 1000 title match of his career. The 32-year-old from Serbia secured a 7-6(5), 6-4 victory over Grigor Dimitrov from Bulgaria in Saturday’s semi-finals at the Rolex Paris Masters

Djokovic won 85 per cent of his first-service points and 52 per cent of the total points played to prevail after one hour and 38 minutes.

”It’s a motivation [to win my fifth Paris title] every day. I feel good in such conditions, especially in France… You have the culture of tennis,” said Djokovic, quoted by the ATP Tour website. “You have a lot of support from the crowd. You could see the French players had a lot of support. I’m motivated. I want to do well tomorrow. I hope to find my best tennis.” 

Djokovic will take on Denis Shapovalov of Canada following the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal due to an abdominal injury he sustained during his warm-up.

“We can call it unlucky, we can call it different things, but it happened today. And when things happen, the only thing that you can do is accept it. And even if it’s a tough situation for me, I need to stay positive,” Nadal said.

“I hope to be ready for London. That’s the biggest goal right now.”