Novak Djokovic: 'Second part of the week in Paris was terrific'


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Novak Djokovic: 'Second part of the week in Paris was terrific'

Novak Djokovic spoke about his straight-set win over Denis Shapovalov in the Paris Masters final. The Belgrade native said: "I thought it was a great serving performance from both Denis and me. It was very difficult to read his serve.

He was serving really well on the other side. I think I had the best serving match of the tournament, and that's why the match was pretty short, you know, just over an hour for two sets. For 6-3, 6-4, that's a result that doesn't separate the two players too much.

I mean, it's only one break in each set. That was enough to win the match. But I started off very well, very solid. And second set I was just waiting for him to drop his percentage of first serves in, a little bit, maybe give him a different look, position myself differently.

It worked. I put him under pressure for the second serve and from the back of the court I was solid and not giving him too many opportunities. And just one of the best matches I have played, definitely, this week. And I feel like the second part of the week was terrific. It was improving day by day for me in terms of level of tennis. And I couldn't be happier with this win."