Top seed Novak Djokovic ended the regular ATP World Tour season the same way he did last season – lifting the Paris Bercy title to the roar of the Parisian crowd in attendance.
The win was a also a milestone for Djokovic, who claimed his 600th match victory with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic in the Sunday final. He is the third man to join the 600+ win club this season, following Lleyton Hewiit and David Ferrer’s respective milestones earlier this year.
Djokovic’s victory in the final gives him a 1,310 point lead over Federer in the Emirates Race to London, although 1,500 are up for grabs to the undefeated champion at the World Tour Finals in a couple of weeks. That will decide who will end the season as the world No. 1.
The Serbian star has been a dominant force at the year-end championships over the past couple of years, as he is a two-time defending champion following wins in 2012-13. He is still unbeaten in 27 indoor matches dating back to a 2012 loss to Sam Querrey.
In other news, Bob and Mike Bryan won their 102nd career title in Paris on Sunday with a 7-6(5), 5-7, 10-6 win over Marcin Matkowski and Jurgen Melzer.
“We’re very happy to win Paris again, especially since we had to beat four quality teams along the way,” said Mike. “We hope to keep our level high going into the last tournament of the season.”