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Paris Masters: Teenager Holger Rune stuns Novak Djokovic in thrilling final

Denmark’s Holger Rune defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a thrilling final on Sunday at the Paris Masters, snapping the Serb’s 13-match winning streak in the process. The match had a brilliant ebb and flow to it, with a dramatic final set going the way of the 19-year-old after a 16-minute-long final game in which he was forced to save six break points before winning the biggest title of his career. Rune, who has gone from strength to strength after reaching the quarterfinal of the French Open earlier this year, won the Masters 1000 title after defeating five players in the top 10 of the world rankings, a new record. The Dane looked second best for most of the first set, which Djokovic raced through after picking up an early break. The Serb seemed to be on his wa...
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Teenager Holger Rune upends Novak Djokovic to win Paris Masters | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Danish teenager Holger Rune shocked six-time champion Novak Djokovic to clinch his first Masters title in Paris on Sunday after coming from a set down to win 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Rune, 19, became the youngest winner of the Paris tournament since an 18-year-old Boris Becker in 1986 after beating five top-10 players in as many days -- the first to do so in the same tournament. He is the fifth first-time Masters winner this season and will be the first Danish man to break into the top 10 on Monday. "It means everything to me, a perfect way to finish the week," said Rune. "It was an incredible tournament." ⭐️ RUNE RULES BERCY ⭐️19-year-old 🇩🇰 @holgerrune2003 captures his first Masters 1000 title, defeating Djokovic 3-… https://t.co/84L7C4FDSd— ATP Tour (@atptour) 1667753125000After winning...
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Novak Djokovic to face Holger Rune in Paris Masters final | Tennis News – Times of India

Reigning Paris Masters champion Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a three-set epic on Saturday to set up a title clash with Holger Rune, who reached his first ATP Masters 1000 final after a comfortable win over Felix Auger-Aliassime. Djokovic won his eighth straight match against Tsitsipas but needed more than two hours to seal a 6-2 3-6 7-6(4) victory, keeping alive a 13-match unbeaten run as well as his hopes of clinching a seventh title in Paris. The Serbian made a blistering start to the contest and was almost faultless as he took the opening set in 31 minutes but dropped a set for the first time this week after Tsitsipas rallied superbly in the second to force the decider. The momentum shifted again in the third set with Djokovic imperious on serve, but he went a mini-break...
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Rafael Nadal ousted in opening match at Paris Masters, Carlos Alcaraz makes winning start | Tennis News – Times of India

World number one Carlos Alcaraz sailed into the Paris Masters third round with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Yoshihito Nishioka but Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev both slumped to surprise losses on Wednesday. Nadal, playing his first singles match since the US Open fourth round and becoming a father, won the first set against American Tommy Paul but went down 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1. Defeat ended 22-time Grand Slam champion Nadal's hopes of reclaiming the number one ranking from Alcaraz this week. Biggest 👏 Career 👏 Win 👏#RolexParisMasters https://t.co/dl1ucUDbFm— ROLEX PARIS MASTERS (@RolexPMasters) 1667429534000World number three Medvedev, who won the Vienna title last week, lost 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 to Australian Alex de Minaur. Alcaraz was quick out of the blocks and struck 30 winners to overpower his Ja...
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Alcaraz makes winning start in Paris, De Minaur stuns Medvedev

World number one Carlos Alcaraz sailed into the Paris Masters third round with a 6-4 6-4 win over Yoshihito Nishioka on Wednesday as Daniil Medvedev suffered an upset loss to Alex de Minaur. Alcaraz was quick out of the blocks and struck 30 winners to overpower his Japanese opponent despite losing serve in the first set on the only break point he faced all match. “First round in every tournament is never easy. You have to be really focused, you have to try to get good rhythm, good feeling in the first round,” said the 19-year-old Spaniard. “I had to get used to this court in the match. I felt (it was) fast, this court, but I’m a good player on indoor courts… these kind of courts help me with my game.” World number three Medvedev, who won in Vienna last week, fought back in the second se...
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Must work harder, Andy Murray unhappy with fitness after Paris exit

Former world number one Andy Murray said he will have to push himself harder in training if he wants to compete on the ATP Tour after the Briton lost to French wildcard Gilles Simon in the first round of the Paris Masters. Simon battled back from a set down to beat Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 on Monday, with the three-times Grand Slam champion suffering from cramp in the second set. “Having that happen after a set and a half on an indoor court where it’s not particularly hot is not really acceptable,” Murray, who has struggled to regain top form since undergoing two hip surgeries, told reporters. “It’s nothing to do with my hip. I just think the reality is I need to work harder. Obviously, there’s certain things I can and can’t do nowadays, I need to be a bit more careful with some of the traini...
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Wimbledon win was huge confidence boost in tough year: Novak Djokovic | Tennis News – Times of India

Novak Djokovic said his Wimbledon triumph gave him a much-needed boost of confidence during a tough season and that it laid the platform for a strong finish to the year. Djokovic was deported from Australia in the lead-up to the year's first Grand Slam in January for not being vaccinated against COVID-19. The Serb then struggled to hit top form and only began showing glimpses of his best at the end of the clay season. The 35-year-old then beat Australian Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon final to bag his 21st Grand Slam crown before winning trophies in Tel Aviv and Astana and arriving in France primed to defend his Paris Masters title this week. 😘🏆2️⃣1️⃣🙏🏼 #Wimbledon https://t.co/Zo8PAScQzJ— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) 1657480173000"The first part of the year with everything that happened ...
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Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic on collision course at Paris Masters; Nadal returning from break

In the same half of the draw that kicks off on Monday, Rafael Nadal will be bidding for a first-ever Paris Masters title, while defending champion Novak Djokovic will be looking for a record-extending seventh. For Nadal, he returns to the professional tour after a break he said he needed to “get things right” physically and mentally following his loss to Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round of the US Open. The euphoric highs of the first half of the season, which saw him win two Grand Slams and return to the summit of men’s tennis, have been followed by injury-ridden lows. The Spaniard needed a new treatment to treat the chronic foot injury he has suffered since 2005, and shortly after suffered a muscle tear in his abdomen, which led to his withdrawal from the Wimbledon semifinal and has ...
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Daniil Medvedev battles back to win second title of year | Tennis News – Times of India

VIENNA: Daniil Medvedev celebrated becoming a father for the first time earlier this month with his second ATP title of the year in beating Canada's Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in Sunday's final in Vienna. The 26-year-old former world number one dropped his first set of the week as Shapovalov produced some eye-catching tennis by firing down 21 winners. However, Medvedev -- whose wife Daria gave birth to a baby girl on October 14 -- did not buckle and stormed back to level the match with some terrific shots of his own. The third set was a procession as the Russian broke Shapovalov several times and eventually took the title with his sixth match point. CHAMPION IN VIENNA! 🏆@DaniilMedwed defeats Denis Shapovalov 4-6 6-3 6-2 to claim his second title of the year in… https://t.co/L444pf49...
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Rafael Nadal to return at Paris Masters, says coach | Tennis News – Times of India

Rafael Nadal will return to competition at next week's Paris Masters before taking his place at the season-ending ATP Finals, coach Carlos Moya said. Nadal has struggled with injuries this year, capturing his 14th French Open title while playing with pain-killing injections to deal with a chronic foot injury and pulling out of Wimbledon due to an abdominal problem. Following his defeat to Frances Tiafoe at the US Open in September he said he needed to "fix things" and was unsure about when he would play again. The Spaniard, who has won a men's record 22 Grand Slam titles, partnered Roger Federer in a doubles match at the Laver Cup last month before pulling out of the tournament. He also took time off for the birth of his first child with wife Mery Perello on October 8. Moya confirmed th...
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Novak Djokovic managing wrist issue, ATP Finals remains his goal | Tennis News – Times of India

Novak Djokovic said he was bothered by a wrist problem during the Laver Cup in London and that his lengthy absence from the Tour recently could be to blame. The three-day tournament in London's O2 Arena was Djokovic's first event since the Serb won his 21st Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in early July. The 35-year-old, who missed the North American hardcourt swing and the US Open due to not being vaccinated against COVID-19, produced a dazzling performance on his return to the Tour on Saturday by winning his singles and doubles matches. However, he lost to Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime on the final day of competition on Sunday. "I have been struggling with my right wrist for the last four, five days, to be honest. I have been keeping it under control," Djokovic told reporters. "...