No Mercy in Bercy. Djokovic wins his fifth Paris title!

Novak Djokovic may have battled through illness this week but the Serb has found a way day by day as he picks up his 34th Masters 1000 title, just one behind Rafael Nadal now.

In three of the opening four rounds the four time former champion needed to orchestrate his way through a tricky opening set on all won on tie-breaks despite his opponents seeing set points.

Novak was in no mood to give away anything today.

I’ve felt that the way he has gone about his week in Paris has shown a reinvested motivation in his game something that was missing before and after Wimbledon.

He saw off fellow London contender Stefanos Tsitsipas quite easily and with Federer resting and Nadal injured it puts him in a good shape going forward.

Denis Shapovalov found himself down an early break and from there on in the first set was wrapped up for Novak dropping just four points on serve in the opener.

The second set was much better from the Canadian he was serving better keeping himself ahead but was still fluffing his lines at the net winning just 3/7 points despite being at 2-2.

Despite Denis holding on in the match it did just feel like a matter of time until Novak broke through which he did follow another wild shot from the Canadian who was pressing too hard.

Novak was simply untroubled during the match, he put on a show at the home of the Cirque Du Soleil winning 6-3 6-4 with just 10 points dropped on serve.

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