Roger Federer helds a record thanks to Holger Rune. Novak Djokovic has an endless ambition and wants to write his name in golden letters in the history of tennis. The Serbian wishes to be a leader in many special rankings, to reaffirm his absolute supremacy in this sport, where he aspires to the title of GOAT.
Nole came very close to hitting a new historic record, stopped in the final by Holger Rune when he glimpsed a title at Paris-Bercy that would bring him on par with Roger Federer in a curious record. The Swiss is still, to date, the only player with seven titles in the same Masters 1000 on hardcourt.
Roger has indeed lifted the handsome Cincinnati trophy to the skies on seven occasions: in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2020, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Rune’s triumph over the Serbian prevented this record from being equaled by Novak, who still holds the absolute record of Masters 1000 in his career, 38.
Rafa holds the record for victories in the same Masters 1000, with the 11 pearls on the red clay of Monte Carlo. Djokovic has won 90 tournaments so far, against Rafael Nadal’s 92 and Federer’s 102, the fight for the goat title continues.
For his part, Rune has set incredible records: he is the first player since 1973 to defeat 5 Top 10 players in the same tournament. He is the youngest player to win the Paris-Bercy title from Boris Becker in 1986: the Dane won the Parisian trophy at the age of nineteen; the German took the title at the age of eighteen.
Djokovic congratulated Rune and admitted: “It was the week of his life: winning against five top ten is incredible. He deserved the win. I found myself 0-40, but I couldn’t take advantage of the three break points. I missed a backhand passer on the first point.
On the second he recovered well after my smash. It was one of those moments when the game goes one way or the other. If I had gotten that break, I think my moment would have been prolonged. But he was able to change the game. It was a very exciting match “