Teenager Holger Rune stuns Novak Djokovic in thrilling final

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Paris Masters 2022

Denmark's Holger Rune defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a thrilling final of the Paris Masters on 6 November.

Important facts

  • Rune took the decisive lead, leaving 35-year-old Serbian Djokovic behind. Rune stopped Djokovic from winning a record 39th Masters title.

  • The 19-year-old Rune, who is the former junior doubles partner of top-order Carlos Alcaraz, saved six break points in the match.

  • Rune became the youngest-ever Paris Masters champion since Boris Becker, who at the time was 18 years old, having won in 1986.

  • Rune's victory also ensured that he would be the first Danish player after nearly 50 years to be ranked in the top 10.

  • Meanwhile, Briton Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof, of the Netherlands, secured the season-ending number one spot in the doubles rankings after winning in Paris.

About Paris Masters

  • The Paris Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France.

  • The event is part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.

  • It was held at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin until 1982. In 1989 it was upgraded to become one of the Grand Prix Tours (Grand Prix Super Series).

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