Djokovic defeats Shapovalov to claim the fifth title of the Paris Masters
PARIS: world number one Novak Djokovic canadian sierra Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4 to win your fifth Paris masters Sunday title in a warning to his rivals before the ATP Finals.
The Serbian faced a single break point in another impressive display to claim a 34th Masters degree in his career against world number 28 Shapovalov, who played his first final at that level.
I served very well, there weren't many rallies in the game. One break in each set was enough, it was the best performance in this tournament, said Djokovic, who didn't lose a set this week.
It was his first Masters final, so in a way the experience prevailed.
Djokovic, who will be supplanted by Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP classification he had a good start on Monday, stealing Shapovalov's first service game when he opened a 3-0 lead.
The Serb was never threatened in the opening set, dropping only four points on serve as Shapovalov looked tight having not played on Saturday following Rafael Nadal 's withdrawal.
Shapovalov faced a break point in the first game of the second set, saving him with a powerful first service, but a right-hand error in Djokovic's second chance gave his opponent a decisive 4-3 lead.
Djokovic then maintained the service throughout the year to obtain a victory that raises morale before the ATP Finals from November 10 to 17 in London, where he will seek to secure the world's number one spot at the end of the year.