In a press conference in Paris Novak Djokovic was asked what is the biggest achievement of his career so far. The 32-year-old said: "It's hard to pick one. I think I would like to play tennis for a long time. So I don't know how long that is going to be, but I wish to really play pretty long.
So hopefully you'll be seeing me around for many more years. "Definitely trying to return his serve today. I think he was serving really well. Pretty sure he hit, like, 103 first-serve percentage in the first set. So no, I mean, big credit to him.
He played an amazing match and had a great week. I wish him the best of luck for London. He just places the serve well. It's tough to read. He changes it up, has a good variety. He was really picking his spots today, so I had maybe one chance, but it was tough.
I mean, he played solid." On the differences between the match they played in Shanghai last month and on Sunday in Paris, Shapovalov added: "Yeah, I mean, it's just different conditions, so it was a different match.
I felt like in Shanghai the courts were a lot slower. So there were more rallies today. It was about serving a bit more. And, honestly, it was tough for me to kind of find a groove just because he was really, really picking his spots on the serve."