Novak Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev (4-6, 6-3 and 6-3) and became the champion of the Masters 1000 in Paris for the sixth time. In turn, he surpassed the mark of Rafael Nadal and was the top winner in tournaments in this category, with 37 titles. After the match, the Serbian attended a press conference to comment on his feelings.
Regarding the records achieved, he elaborated: “I am very grateful for that. When I beat one of the previous champions, particularly someone I looked up to as a child like Pete Sampras, it means the world to me. It’s kind of a surreal feeling. I can’t fully dedicate myself to thinking about historical achievements but they mean a lot and it’s one of the biggest motivations I keep playing tennis. “
“Throughout my career, I have always been honest in saying that the history of our sport is too great a motivation. I love breaking records and am very motivated to keep going. My priority is the Grand Slam and the Masters 1000, where you can win the most points, “emphasized Nole, who reached the 86th title of his career.
Meanwhile, he claimed to have left behind the frustration after losing the US Open final and said he was happy for his year. “I won three Grand Slams and played the final in New York. I did not win it but in the end I was relieved because I had never lived and felt so much pressure on my shoulders throughout my career“At the same time he said:” I just finished the season being the one in the world; I am very proud and happy about it. “
Speaking strictly of the party, Djokovic explained why he made so many trips to the network. “It was part of the tactical plan and the strategy to take time away from him. I varied my game with serve and volley and I tried to open the court, because he is very good at always staying on point, making you suffer and causing unforced errors,” he said.
The Balkan did not save praise and predicted a great future for the Russian. “He has a great serve and moves very well for his height. There are no holes in his game, as both the drive and the backhand are very solid. He is a very smart, personable, versatile guy and tries to maximize his potential. He is the leader of the next generation and I am sure he will eventually be number one in the world. “.