Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal languish behind Novak Djokovic after Paris Masters win


Novak Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal titles record after winning the Paris Masters.

Novak Djokovic won the Paris Masters on Sunday and in the process overtook both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the number of big titles won.

Heading into the tournament in the French capital all three players had a total of 54 big titles, which is calculated from a player’s Grand Slam, ATP Finals and Master 1000 titles.

Federer knew he would likely see one of his rivals pass him after he made the decision to pull out of the Paris Masters.

The 38-year-old had recently won the Swiss Indoors in Basel and wanted to take a break ahead of the year-ending ATP Finals in London.

And while Nadal looked set to meet Djokovic in the final in Paris, as the Spaniard had been in great form after taking a five week break, he ultimately retired from the tournament due to an injury.

Before taking on Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in the semi-final, the 33-year-old suffered an abdominal injury.

This left Djokovic to play Shapovalov in the final, who he comfortably beat in two sets 6-3, 6-4.

And victory in Paris means Djokovic now has 55 big titles, whereas Nadal and Federer are on 54.

Djokovic might have won the least amount of Grand Slams with 16, but he does have five Finals to his name along with 34 Master 1000 titles.

Federer’s total is made up of 20 Grand Slam wins, six Finals and 28 Master 1000 titles.

While Nadal has 19 Grand Slams and 35 Master 1000 titles to his name. The 33-year-old has yet to win an ATP Finals event in eight attempts.

So far this season Djokovic has managed to win four big titles.

The first came at the Australian Open with a three set win over Nadal.

The Serbian followed this up with a win over Greece’s rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas, in the Madrid Open.

Djokovic then beat Federer in a five-set battle at Wimbledon before going on to lift the trophy at the Paris Masters.

All three players are expected to attend the Final in London, which lasts a week and begins on Sunday, November 10.

Novak Djokovic has 16 Grand Slams, five ATP Tour Finals and 34 Master 1000 titles


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