Rune defeats Djokovic and wins the Paris Master

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    Holger Rune holds the trophy he got after winning the Paris Master against Novak Djokovic.< /p>

    remounted on Sunday to claim the biggest title of his nascent career by beating Novak Djokovic

Danish teenager Holger Rune remont & oacute; on Sunday to claim the biggest title of his nascent career by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the Paris Masters final.

Djokovic stayed. with the desire to extend his record of titles in tournaments of the ATP Masters 1000 series to 39.

Rune, 19, a former doubles partner of world number one Carlos Alcaraz, lifted the ball. six break balls when he had the serve to sentence the match.

Djokovic saved & oacute; a match point when Rune fouled out. a double fault. But the Dane did not fail. at the next opportunity, executing a right that stung. in front of the feet of the Serbian star, whose volley return finished off. on the net.

Rune, who is the same age as Alcaraz, threw herself into the air. on his back, amazed with his first Masters crown. closed a sensational week in which he defeated & oacute;

Djokovic, who left five Top 10 rivals one after the other. After escaping the opportunity to stretch his record for titles at the Paris Masters to seven, he embraced his victory. effusively to Rune on the net.

“I am melted. It has been an incredible tournament,” Rune said. “I have a lot of respect for everything (Djokovic) has done. I feel very proud of myself, I still don't assimilate it. The last game has been one of the most stressful of my tennis career.”

At the start, Djokovic seemed packed on his way to his 91st career title.


The sixth seed sealed the match. the first set with a service game in which he did not give up; points and then went 0-40 in the first game of the second quarter.

But Rune got up. He hit the three break balls and shook them. the Parisian public in favor of him.

Djokovic remained. exposed to suffer the first of him to be 30-40 in the next game and lost it & oacute; with a return that went outside. Rune took control to take the second set.

But the Dane came back to win. to go 0-40, this time in the fourth game of the deciding set. Djokovic managed to the break to go up 3-1.

The match took a turn when Djokovic erred. a routine smash at the net to go up 4-1. Rune specified. he volleyed back and hooked it. again in the match against a Djokovic who accused exhaustion.

As always, Djokovic resisted. and appealed his experience as champion of 21 Grand Slam tournaments, battling Rune in a 12th game that spanned 12 years. almost 20 minutes. Rune knew how to respond to capture his third title of the year. in the Top 10 on Monday.

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