After his defeat last year, Novak Djokovic did not tremble this time against the Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the final of the Masters 1000 Paris-Bercy (6-3, 6-4 in 1:08 of play). The Serb wins the Paris tournament for the 5th time -record at Bercy- and relaunched himself in the race to the world number one spot before the London Masters.
The chasm was huge! Both on the charts and in the field, the gap between Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov was confirmed. The Serb, number 1 worldwide, dominated the 28e World Championship in two sets 6-3, 6-4 and 1h08 of play. A fifth crown at the Masters 1000 in Paris which now carries his counter to 77 titles in career, just like a certain John McEnroe.
First lightning set
Before starting the match Djokovic had no less than 33 Masters 1000 titles while Shapovalov was at this stage of the competition for the first time at the top of his 33 wins at this level. And the Canadian, helpless, will not have enjoyed a long time of his first final under the full whip the start of perfect match of the Serbian: 3-0 in 8 minutes! Behind, the man in the 50 finals in Masters 1000 unfolded his game without conceding a single break point to conclude a first round in 30 minutes.
If he tried somehow to turn the tide with his 11 aces (in total), Denis Shapovalov had too much waste on his second balls (3/17). A boon to a Novak Djokovic who just dictated his game to complete the job. A single match and a shutout were enough to lift his fifth trophy of the season, and match Dominic Thiem. Djoko is now moving towards the London Masters with full confidence.