On Sunday, the world’s number 1, Novak Djokovic, secured his sixth title of the season by defeating the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets, with scores of 6/4 and 6/3, thereby clinching his seventh ATP 1000 title in Paris in his career. In 2023, Djokovic has already captured three Grand Slams (Australian Open, Roland Garros, and US Open) and trophies in Adelaide and Cincinnati, the latter also being an ATP 1000 event. He now boasts an incredible total of 40 ATP 1000 titles in his career.
The Grand Slam record holder, with 24 titles, has now completed his 14th season with at least 50 wins on the circuit this year. His victory in the final on Sunday was his 51st of the season, with just five losses. His best season to date was in 2015 when he won an astonishing 82 out of the 86 games he played.
Djokovic also broke a record that had been held by himself since 2021, becoming the oldest player to win the Paris tournament, now at the age of 36. He reached nine finals of the ATP 1000 in the French capital, emerging victorious in seven of them. Paris is the ATP 1000 tournament where he has accumulated the most titles, surpassing his six trophies in Rome and Miami.
On Monday, Djokovic maintained his position at the top of the world rankings for the 398th week, with a lead of 1,495 points over the Spanish player Carlos Alcaraz, who was eliminated in the opening round in Paris by a Russian surprise, Roman Safiullin. The top tennis players of the year will gather in Turin, Italy, starting from the 13th of this month, for the Finals. With just one more victory, Djokovic will secure his position as the number 1 at the end of the season for the seventh time.
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