Djokovic victorious in Paris
Originally published on: 03/11/13 00:00
The Serb is only the 15th player in the Open era to win 40 ATP titles after denying the defending champion 7-5 7-5 to lift his sixth trophy of 2013.
Djokovic, who is now on a 17-match winning streak since his US Open final defeat to Rafael Nadal, still has an outside chance of leapfrogging the Spaniard to claim top spot for a third successive year if he wins all of his matches at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals this week.
"I am definitely playing the best tennis this year now," said Djokovic following his 200th match win at Masters 1000 level. "I'm playing on a very high level and have lots of confidence in myself, in my game."
"I am happy with my game, because the last few tournaments I [played well] and I am happy with myself," Ferrer said. "Now I want to relax and be with my team, [before] I travel to London for the last tournament of the season."
Ferrer, who has qualified for the year-end finale for a fifth time, will face world No.1 Rafael Nadal on Tuesday in a repeat of their semi-final in Paris, where Ferrer defeated his compatriot 6-3 7-5, only Nadal’s sixth defeat of the season.
Djokovic, defending champion in London, will meet Roger Federer in his opening round robin match on Tuesday in a repeat of last year’s final.
|Group A||Group B|
|Rafael Nadal||Novak Djokovic|
|David Ferrer||Juan Martin Del Potro|
|Tomas Berdych||Roger Federer|
|Stanislas Wawrinka||Richard Gasquet|