16:30 - Djokovic is the champion!
GAME, SET, MATCH - DJOKOVIC! Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Medvedev: The world number one clinches it with a forehand winner and that was an exceptional match between two men at the top of the game! Incredible tennis! Very impressive. Djokovic just had the edge.
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16:26 - One break back!
DJOKOVIC 5-3 MEDVEDEV* (4-6, 6-3): One break back! Medvedev benefits from a net cord on break point against the Djokovic serve and the double break is now just a single break again!
16:20 - Double break!
*DJOKOVIC 5-2 MEDVEDEV (4-6, 6-3): Double break! That might be that! It was another loose game from Medvedev who put a forehand in the net on break point. Djokovic is one game away!
16:11 - There's the break!
*DJOKOVIC 3-2 MEDVEDEV (4-6, 6-3): Break! That could be the crucial moment in this third and deciding set! Djokovic disrupted Medvedev's flow with some slices and it worked!
16:00 - Still on serve
*DJOKOVIC 1-2 MEDVEDEV (4-6, 6-3): The Serbian had an opportunity at 30-30 on Medvedev's serve, but the US Open champion finds his first serve and that makes all the difference.
15:46 - Going the distance!
SECOND SET, DJOKOVIC! Djokovic 4-6, 6-3 Medvedev: The best game of the match so far! These are the two best players in the world right now. Medvedev had break points, but Djokovic got through it. We're going into a deciding set!
15:31 - Djokovic moves
DJOKOVIC 5-2 MEDVEDEV* (4-6): A quick service game puts the pressure back on Medvedev who will now serve to save the second set. Djokovic will want to break here to start the deciding set on serve.
15:18 - Big break!
*DJOKOVIC 3-1 MEDVEDEV (4-6): Break! Incredible defence from Djokovic who just grinds it out against Medvedev from the back of the court. The Russian couldn't get through him!
15:12 - Top quality
DJOKOVIC 2-1 MEDVEDEV* (4-6): The world number one is having to reach deep into his bag of weapons to hit through Medvedev. A forehand winner on game point from Djokovic.
14:57 - Medvedev ahead!
FIRST SET, MEDVEDEV! Djokovic 4-6 Medvedev: Very impressive from the world number two who takes the first set. It feels like Medvedev is just a better version of Djokovic at the moment.
14:53 - Djoko holds
DJOKOVIC 4-5 MEDVEDEV*: The world number two looked to have set up the forehand winner perfectly at 40-30, but his shot goes just long and Medvedev will have to serve out the first set.
14:50 - Battle
*DJOKOVIC 3-5 MEDVEDEV: A bit of a slog of a service game for Medvedev and he is now one game away from taking the first set in this final. Djokovic will have to respond here.
14:44 - Another break!
DJOKOVIC 3-4 MEDVEDEV*: Break! Excellent from Medvedev! Djokovic saved two break points on his serve, but Medvedev raced to the net to get to a drop shot and responded with a drop shot of his own!
14:40 - Good contest
*DJOKOVIC 3-3 MEDVEDEV: The world number one drew a few more errors from Medvedev in that game, he had a break point, but the US Open champion battens down the hatches.
14:29 - Break back!
*DJOKOVIC 2-2 MEDVEDEV: Break back! Djokovic steps things up, tries to dictate things a bit more, plays an excellent drop shot and then gets a double fault on the first of three break points.
14:20 - Break!
DJOKOVIC 0-1 MEDVEDEV*: An early break! What a brilliant start by Medvedev who brought up three break points with good use of his forehand and he takes the third one. Djokovic behind.
14:16 - Under way!
READY, PLAY! Djokovic to serve first...
Good afternoon and welcome to our live updates from the final of the Paris Masters as world number one Novak Djokovic takes on Daniil Medvedev.
It is a repeat of the US Open final when Medvedev downed Djokovic at Flushing Meadows and ended his dream pursuit of a 'Calendar Slam' in New York at the final hurdle in dramatic fashion.
Medvedev beat Djokovic in straight sets in their last meeting in the final of the US Open to deny the Serbian a historic calendar year Grand Slam.
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Djokovic hails 'incredible' year-end achievement as he surpasses Sampras
Novak Djokovic called his achievement of surpassing Pete Sampras for the most years ended as world number one “incredible” after reaching the Paris Masters final.
The Serbian has now been the year-end number one a record seven times, bettering the record of six he previously held with Sampras, a childhood hero for the 20-times Grand Slam champion.
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“[I’m] just proud and extremely happy. Obviously that was one of the biggest goals, and it’s always one of the biggest goals, to try to be No 1 and end the season as number one,” Djokovic said after his 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (5) victory over Hubert Hurkacz in the Paris Masters semi-final.
“To do it for the record seventh time and surpass my childhood idol and role model Pete is incredible. Very grateful, very blessed to be in this position.”
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