Novak Djokovic: ‘I will play in Paris with raised confidence’
Novak Djokovic will compete for a record-extending seventh Paris Masters title ahead of the season-ending Finals in Turin.
The 21-time Slam champion has been on the entry list for the last Masters 1000 tournament of the season since it released.
However, his coach Goran Ivanisevic suggested the question remained as to whether he would play in Paris. Now the man himself has answered that question.
“I’m going to Paris,” he told Sportal. “I am preparing for the last two tournaments of the year, the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals. I feel good.
“These last two competitions, in Astana and Tel Aviv, and the titles won have raised my level of confidence as well as my motivation.”
After not playing a tour event since Wimbledon, Djokovic returned to competition in Israel in September. He claimed the ATP 250 title there before a 500 trophy in Astana, Kazakhstan to ensure his place at the ATP Finals.
Djokovic joins long-time rival Rafael Nadal in Paris, at least according to the Spaniard’s coach Carlos Moya. Nadal trails Djokovic in terms of Masters titles won, with 36 to the Serb’s 38.
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