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BNP Paribas Masters Sunday Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France

RESULTS - SUNDAY, 3 NOVEMBER, 2013

Singles - Final
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [3] D Ferrer (ESP) 75 75

Doubles - Final

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) 63 63
 

FINALS REVIEW – DJOKOVIC DENIES FERRER REPEAT TITLE; BRYANS WIN DOUBLES

•    Novak Djokovic became just the 15th player in the Open Era to win 40 titles on the ATP World Tour with his defeat of David Ferrer in the BNP Paribas Masters final.
•    Djokovic, the 2009 champion in Paris-Bercy, denied Ferrer a repeat title after the Spaniard claimed his maiden ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown a year ago. It was the 16th Masters 1000 title for Djokovic, who won his 200th match victory at the level.
•    The Serb kept alive his slim hopes of finishing year-end World No. 1 for a third consecutive year and will seek to wrestle the mantle from top-ranked Rafael Nadal at the upcoming Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
•    Ferrer had his nine-match winning streak at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy snapped, dropping a seventh consecutive ATP World Tour final after triumphing in Auckland and Buenos Aires to open the year. He was looking to become the first player to win back-to-back titles in the history of the BNP Paribas Masters.
•    Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won their third title in Paris, exacting revenge on Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares, a week after the Austrian-Brazilian duo saved four match points to defeat the Americans in the Valencia final.
•    It was the Bryans' fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown of the year and 11th title overall in 2013.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Djokovic:
"I am definitely playing the best tennis this year now. I'm playing on a very high level and have lots of confidence in myself, in my game.

"I knew that coming into the match I'm going to have to work for my points. He's a great competitor, one of the most respected guys on tour because he works hard and he's very humble and he's a very nice person.

“It was very physical, trust me. But in the last few games of both sets it was mental in the end, just trying to show your opponent that you're there, that you want to attack, that you want to take your opportunities.

“From tomorrow I'm going to start thinking about London. From tonight, actually. Because on Tuesday night I play Federer already, a huge challenge for me."

Ferrer: “I think it was a really good match, really good rallies. I played maybe better than yesterday, and I lost.

“I am happy with my game, because the last few tournaments I [played well] and I am happy with myself. Now I want to relax and be with my team, and tomorrow I travel to London for the last tournament of the season."

Bob Bryan: “It was great week for us. We're very happy with our performance against a team that has had a fantastic year and who is playing with a lot of confidence at the moment. Hopefully this bodes well for the last tournament of the season.

“This city has been good to us during our careers. We appreciate the support from the Parisian crowd and today's atmosphere was fantastic for doubles. We'll travel onto London tonight and we look forward to playing at The O2, another venue where the spotlight shines brightly on our sport." 


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