It will be between Novak Djokovic It’s Grigor Dimitrov the final of Masters 1000 of Paris Bercy, live on Sky Sport and streaming on NOW. The Serbian and the Bulgarian will face each other in the last act of the tournament after having won their respective semi-finals, against Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The favorite and an underdog who will face each other on Sunday for the thirteenth time in their career, the third in Bercy after 2019 and 2016.
Djokovic wins third “marathon”
After Griekspoor and Rune, another player fell to Djokovic at the end of a marathon. It took three hours at no. 1 in the world to eliminate Andrey Rublev with the score 5-7, 7-6, 7-5. A growing match for Nole who confirmed his extraordinary performance in Bercy, winning for the ninth time in as many semi-finals played. Dull and lackluster in the first set, Djokovic came out at a distance, once again showing his best quality: the art of never giving up and leveling up in decisive moments. This is demonstrated by Nole’s performance in the second set tiebreak and, above all, the twelfth game of the third set, the one he gave to the Serbian the 58th final at 1000 level, the 137th of his career.
If it will be Djokovic’s second final of the season in a Masters 1000 after Cincinnati, for Dimitrov it will be just the second of his career, the first since Cincinnati 2017. The 32-year-old Bulgarian, reborn at the end of the season, beat Tsitsipas with a score of 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 in 2 hours and 30 minutes. A match started well for Dimitrov who managed to close the first set in just under forty minutes, taking advantage above all of Tsitsipas’ errors who closed the partial with 15 free. The Greek leveled up in the second set, decided in two key moments. The first is in the ninth game, when Tsitsipas has canceled two break points which would have led to Dimitrov serving for the match. The second is in the tiebreak, dominated by no. 6 in the world with a clear 7-1. Despite the heavy deficit, Dimitrov managed to react in the third set, certainly the one played best by both. Once again we reached the tiebreak without a break, but this time the roles are reversed because the Bulgarian dominates with passers. The culmination of an extraordinary performance.
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