Novak Djokovic improved his odds of ending the season as the number one player in the world by defeating big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the ATP Paris Masters final on Sunday, Nov. 2.
The tournament’s number one seed from Serbia, never lost a set in Bercy to claim his third title. He returned the serves of seventh-seeded Milos Raonic with perfection to prevail in a one-sided affair which was a surprise given the have had played a very tight three-set match in Roland Garros quarterfinals in 2014 which is a slower surface. The indoor carpet in Paris should have provided Raonic with the necessary speed to beat Novak. However, Novak showed he is also great on indoor courts too.
Djokovic became the first player to defend his Paris Masters title with a 6-2 6-3 win. It is his 600th career ATP victory and continued Djokovic’s indoor winning streak to 20 and brings him his 20th Masters title It’s Nole’s 4th consecutive season of winning 3 or more master titles. Meanwhile, Raonic lost his second final at a Masters final event but is making progress.
Raonic and Djokovic will be participating in the ATP World Tour Finals held on Nov. 9-16 in London, where Djokovic will also most most likely be seeded number one and tries to protect his number one ranking for 2014 over second-ranked Roger Federer of Switzerland.