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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 35-27, 31-23 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    43 % Djokovic – 21 of 48
    22 % Dimitrov – 15 of 68

    Djokovic’s seventh Parisian title. Hypothetically he was tired after three tight matches in a row, but Dimitrov [17] had to play one match more en route to the final, and two of his wins came after emotionally exhaustive meetings because the Bulgarian defeated two higher ranked players (Medvedev, Tsitsipas) after the same scoreline: 6-3, 6-7, 7-6; against Medvedev he needed 7 match points, against Tsitsipas he had lost their two previous matches 6-7 in the 3rd set, so repeating the same scenario for the third time would be a nightmare, perhaps it was the reason Dimitrov celebrated that victory jumping like a kid. Against Djokovic he was hopeless as a receiver trying to play backhand returns, on his own serve he was too passive, in the cosequence he was broken thrice and didn’t create an opportunity to break Djokovic’s serve. The Serb boldly commented: “I’m going for every possible record, all that I can achieve. I’ve never had a problem saying that. That’s people don’t like me.”

    Djokovic’s route to his 97th title (40th Masters 1K):
    2 Tomas M. Etcheverry 6-3, 6-2
    3 Tallon Griekspoor 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4
    Q Holger Rune 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-4
    S Andrey Rublev 5-7, 7-6(3), 7-5
    W Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-3

    Serve & volley: Djokovic 0, Dimitrov 3/3

    # Five points away from defeat to Griekspoor (saved a double mini-MP at 4-all in the 2nd set)
    and three points away against Rublev (served twice to stay in the match in the 2nd set)
    Djokovic wasted a match point in the 2nd set against Rune, his 10th win with an MP-up set lost

  2. Voo de Mar says:
    The 32-year-old Dimitrov, hasn’t won a title since 2017 when he reached the peak of his career raising the ATP Finals trophy, finishing the season as no. 3 in the world
    His H2H records vs the best 3 players in history: 1-14 Nadal, 1-12 Djokovic, 1-7 Federer

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