A title triumph at Paris Bercy and a seventh year-end No. 1 honours has calmed the nerves of a jittery Novak Djokovic, who has buried any disappointment from the 2021 ATP season.

The Serb who melted down at the Tokyo Olympics and then missed a chance in New York to complete a rare calendar-year Grand Slam sweep, regained control of his destiny by winning another indoor edition in the French capital with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 title defeat of Daniil Medvedev on Sunday.

Both men now head to the AT{ Finals in Turin starting next Sunday with renewed confidence.

“I have no regrets. I’m not going to beat myself up for weeks because I did not obtain the calendar Grand Slam,” Djokovic said after his 86th career title and sixth at the event.

Novak Djokovic is greeted by his children Stefan and Tara after victory – by Corinne Dubreuil / ATPTour.com

“I’m relieved that the Grand Slams are over this season, I was under  tremendous pressure,” the 34-year-old said.

“But I’m satisfied with the way I played in the Slams, three titles out of four.”

He added: “There are many more positives and things to be grateful for, rather than focus on the negatives.

“I’m looking ahead to the Masters, here, I did what I came for. I wanted to repeat as No. 1, my attention was focused on that.”

Main photo:- Novak Djokovic with Rolex Paris Masters trophy – by Corinne Dubreuil/ ATPTour.com


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