Novak Djokovic dominates in HEAD-to-HEAD Paris final over Andy Murray
HEAD player Novak Djokovic confirmed his status as the best of the season on the ATP, winning the HEAD-to-HEAD final at the BNP Paribas Masters over longtime rival Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4. Djokovic, who recommends the HEAD Graphene XT Speed, spent just 92 minutes in claiming his 10th title of a record-setting 2015 where his momentum has never let up.
Djokovic becomes the first man to win Paris four times, including the last three editions in a row. "I've had a fantastic week here in Paris," said the winner after his 58th career title. The ATP No. 1 becomes the first man to win six Masters 1000 titles in a single season and with its26th Masters title, he is only one behind the all-time record.
The Serb had to be on his best game against his Scottish rival: "I was very solid from the very first point, very similar to a performance I have had against him in Shanghai in terms of intensity and strength in the shots and really protecting the baseline, trying to be the one that dictates the play." Djokovic has a 21-9 edge over Murray, who endorses the HEAD Graphene Radical.
Murray, who was the first British finalist since Tim Henman, won the title in 2003; the loss prevented the Scot from finishing the season on second. "Congratulations to Novak, he's had a fantastic season," said Murray. "I just hope I can get a bit closer to him next year. He really deserves this victory.”
The win extended the current Djokovic win streak to 22 consecutive matches; he also becomes the first player in the Open era to reach 14 straight finals in a calendar year. Djokovic stands 78-5 this season.