Denmark teenager Holger Rune surprised defending champion Novak Djokovic within the Paris Masters ultimate to say his first ATP Masters title.
The 19-year-old denied Djokovic’s hopes of a record-extending seventh Paris title with a 3-6 6-3 7-5 win.
He turns into the youngest winner of the Paris event since Boris Becker in 1986.
The victory will raise Rune into the highest 10 for the primary time when the brand new world rankings are revealed on Monday.
“I am not comfortable that you just beat me, however however I am comfortable for you as a result of I like your character, you are a really devoted man who loves tennis,” Djokovic mentioned post-match.
“You’ve got put in a whole lot of hours of onerous work, it is paying off for you and your future is shiny.”
World quantity seven Djokovic broke for a 3-1 lead within the opening set however Rune broke early within the second to then take it to a deciding set.
The Dane additionally recovered from being 3-1 down within the third earlier than breaking for 6-5 to serve for the match.
He saved six break factors towards the Serb within the ultimate sport earlier than securing the title after two hours and 34 minutes.
In addition to Djokovic, Rune beat 4 different top-10 gamers in Hubert Hurkacz, Andrey Rublev, Carlos Alcaraz and Felix Auger-Aliassime en path to the ultimate.
“You are one in all my favorite gamers, I’ve watched you because you had been a child,” Rune informed Djokovic after successful his first Masters title.
“It is a pleasure to share the court docket with you.
“I actually loved my time on the event right here and I can not wait to be again right here subsequent yr.”
Within the males’s doubles ultimate in Paris, Nice Britain’s Neal Skupski and his Dutch accomplice Wesley Koolhof claimed a 7-6 6-4 victory over Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek.
It’s their seventh title of the season and means they finish the yr because the world’s no 1 doubles pair.