Russia's Khachanov Upsets Serbia's Djokovic To Win Paris Masters Title
Russiaâs Karen Khachanov scored a major upset victory over Serbiaâs Novak Djokovic to win the Paris Masters menâs tennis title, calling it the âbiggest achievementâ of his career.
The 22-year-old Russia defeated the 31-year-old Djokovic 7-5, 6-4, denying the Serbian superstar a chance to win his fourth tournament title in a row.
Djokovic, the reigning Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion, will nevertheless return to the No. 1 ranking in menâs tennis when the list is announced on November 5. Khachanov will rise to No. 12 from his current 18th ranking.
"To finish the season like this is really a dream come true," said Khachanov.
"It's one of my biggest titles so far, biggest achievement. And in general, it's a breakthrough season," said Khachanov, who Moscowâs Kremlin Cup last month.
"Karen played really well and he deserved to win that match," said Djokovic, who defeated Switzerlandâs Roger Federer in a grueling match the day before to reach the finals.