There is a rivalry here: Novak Djokovic after beating Daniil Medvedev in the Paris Masters final

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Novak Djokovic made an exemplary return to competitive Tennis as he won Paris Masters by beating the World no. 2 Daniil Medvedev in three sets by 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday. Thus, World no.1 was able to take his revenge of the US Open final loss against the Russian in which he was outclassed in straight sets.

Djokovic has once again written his name in the history books as he clinched his 37th ATP 1000 Masters title and thus leapfrogged Rafael Nadal’s tally who has won 36 titles. Furthermore, Djokovic will now end the year as the no.1 player in the ATP rankings.

Meanwhile, Djokovic and Medvedev had also met in the Australian Open final 2020 in which the Serbian had won in straight sets. Both of these players have played 10 matches against one another in which Djokovic has won six while Medvedev has won four. Djokovic feels there is a rivalry here between him and the 25-year-old from Moscow, Russia.

“It was a nice feeling for me today because I played with all my family and children behind me,” Djokovic said after the match. “[It was] very special. What beautiful smiles. I love you. “Daniil, congratulations to you and your team. I suffered a lot as well. I suffered in New York also. There’s a rivalry on the run here and I appreciate it.”

Djokovic was able to hit the ground running and came up with a fine performance throughout the week. The Serbian had taken a two-month break after losing the US Open final against Medvedev.

Djokovic will now be seen in Nitto ATP Finals, which will be played in Turin from November 14. However, Djokovic has expressed doubts about defending his Australian Open title in 2022 due to quarantine and vaccination protocols which have been made mandatory by the Victoria state government.

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