Novak Djokovic and Grigor Dimitrov will cross rackets in the final of the Paris Masters tournament after settling with Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas respectively.
Djokovic has walked away with the tournament laurels six times before, while Dimitrov will be playing in the Paris final for the first time.
“I want to do things my way; no matter if I win or lose. I no longer want to just sit back and wait for things to happen on the track. I can control my mindset and I don’t want to feel sorry for myself because of what happened in the past,” Dimitrov said after beating Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-7, 7-6.
“I’m going to do everything in my power to give myself a chance against Novak.”
However, the 32-year-old Bulgarian player will face a world sports star who is playing some of the best tennis of his career.
Djokovic has now won 17 matches in a row – his last defeat was against Carlos Alcaraz in a titanic Wimbledon final – and as usual he knows just how to win the important moments of a tennis match.
“I suffered from a stomach virus and I felt very bad, but somehow I got the necessary strength and adrenaline to play. I never give up and I always believe in my abilities to fight back; hopefully I can deliver a performance like that again in the final,” said Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic beat Andrey Rublev 5-7, 7-6 and 7-5
Grigor Dimitrov beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-7 and 7-6