Novak Djokovic beats Denis Shapovalov to win Paris Masters for fifth time


Novak Djokovic beat Denis Shapovalov to win the Paris Masters for a fifth time.

Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov RECAP

  • Novak Djokovic beat Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-4 to win the Paris Masters for a fifth time
  • Djokovic was dominant throughout against the 20-year-old Canadian
  • Shapovalov was taking part in his first ATP Masters 1000 final
  • Djokovic will be in action against the ATP Finals starting next weekend in London

Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov RECAP


Dominant throughout from the Serb, who will lift the trophy in the French capital for the fifth time.

He will be back in action in London for the ATP Finals, which start next Sunday.

For now, he’ll surely enjoy a brilliant performance that saw him beat the young Canadian.

Djokovic will have to serve for the match as Shapovalov bounces back with a strong service game.

Three poor points in a row from Djokovic give Shapovalov his first break point of the match. Djokovic gets it back to deuce with a good serve before going on to win the game. He’s one away from a fifth Paris Masters crown.

Djokovic constantly making Shapovalov play one more shot. And the pressure tells as the Serb gets what could be a crucial break.

Djokovic’s serving not quite as venomous as it was in the opening set. But the Serb is still comfortable with ball in hand.

Shapovalov dominating on his serve now and takes another game.

Mexican wave keeping the crowd happy in Paris. Unsure how they can’t be entertained by Djokovic’s brilliance on serve. Another comfortable game for the Serb.

Shapovalov’s serve being his major asset here. Gets him out of trouble after a poor volley had put him into trouble at 30-30.

Djokovic races into a 40-0 lead but Shapovalov gets it back to 40-30. But the Serb gets the game.

Djokovic gets another early break point but Shapovalov battles back to get the second set off to a better start than he did the first.

And serve for it he does. Novak Djokovic takes the first set of this final. He has dominated on serve and proving questions to Shapovalov on the Canadian’s serve.

Djokovic will have to serve for it as Shapovalov gets another game with his serve firing.

First sign of anger from Shapovalov as he throws his racket down after more brilliant serving from Djokovic. The Serb now one game away from clinching the first set.

Shapovalov’s serving arm warming up but he still puts a double fault in there. Better from the youngster though, who appears to be settling down slightly.

Djokovic’s serving is superb in this final. He’s comfortable in Paris as he chalks up another game.

Couple of big serves get Shapovalov 30-0 up but it’s soon 30-30. Djokovic pounces on a second serve as it goes to deuce. But a couple more big serves and the Canadian is on the board.

Comfortable again for Djokovic, who has started this final brilliantly.

Shapovalov finally gets his first point on the board having gone down 0-15 on his own serve. An error and typically brilliant defence from Djokovic hand him two break points. And he gets it. Less than ideal start for the young Canadian.

Ace first up from Djokovic, is that a sign of things to come? Perhaps as the Serb cruises through the opening game.

Novak Djokovic will serve first after Shapovalov won the toss and opted to receive.

The players are on their way out in Paris and the warm-ups are about to begin.

We are not far from this final. It could be a brilliant match.

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Round of 64: Beat Gilles Simon 2-2 (retired)

Round of 32: Beat Fabio Fognini 3-6 6-3 6-3

Round of 16: Beat Alexander Zverev 6-2 5-7 6-2

Quarter-final: Beat Gael Monfils 6-2 6-2

Semi-final: Beat Rafael Nadal (walkover)

Round of 32: Beat Corentin Moutet 7-6 6-4

Round of 16: Beat Kyle Edmund 7-6 6-1

Quarter-final: Beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1 6-2

Semi-final: Beat Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 6-4

Welcome to Express Sport’s coverage of the Paris Masters final with Novak Djokovic taking on Denis Shapovalov.

Djokovic is looking for his fifth title in the French capital having been beaten by Karen Khachanov 12 months ago in the final.

Shapovalov is in his first ATP Masters 1000 final, though did win the Stockholm Open last month.

The two players are due in court on about an hour.

Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov RECAP


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