Danish teenager Holger Rune defeated six-time champion Novak Djokovic to win his first Masters title in Paris on Sunday, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Rune, 19, turned the youngest winner of the Paris match since Boris Becker in 1986, who defeated the highest 10 gamers in as many days. He’s the fifth participant to finish the Masters for the primary time this season and would be the first Danish participant to interrupt into the highest 10 on Monday. Djokovic has not misplaced on the bercy since he misplaced to Karen Khachanov within the 2018 ultimate, though he didn’t play within the match two years in the past.

The previous world primary reached Sunday’s ultimate, successful 21 of twenty-two matches since his Wimbledon debut, which he received in a match towards Pete Sampras for the seventh time in July.

The Serb fought his option to a 3-1 lead when Rune dedicated two consecutive fouls in his fourth successive ultimate, however first on the Masters stage.

Djokovic comfortably captured the primary set and saved Rune on the ropes as he went 40-0 on his opponent’s serve within the first recreation of the second set.

However Rune made a superb comeback to frustrate Djokovic after which rapidly turned the momentum in his favor by braking to steer 2-0 within the subsequent recreation, which proved sufficient to power a decider.

The 16-year age hole between the 2 was the most important in a Masters ultimate since Rafael Nadal defeated 35-year-old Andre Agassi in Montreal in 2005.

Rune’s inexperience got here to the fore once more when he tried an amazing second serve to offer Djokovic a 3-1 lead, however the Dane confirmed his exceptional character to interrupt instantly.

As a substitute, it was Djokovic who cracked beneath a lot of the strain, with a forehand broad that gave Rune the possibility to scoop up the trophy.


Rune scored six break factors within the ultimate recreation of the marathon earlier than securing the title after two hours and 34 minutes to finish an unimaginable week within the French capital.

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