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Grigor Dimitrov enjoyed an outstanding end to the season. In the last tournament he claimed for the year – the prestigious race in Paris (Masters 1000), he will argue for the trophy. And the rival of the best Bulgarian tennis player will be the one considered by many to be the greatest in this sport – Novak Djokovic.
The Serbian took a break after winning the US Open, and last played on September 15 for the Davis Cup. Despite the pause of a month and a half, he returned with a bang to Paris – as if he had not stopped.
Novak Djokovic’s road to the final in Paris
He eliminated Tomas Martin Echeverri (#31 in the world), Talon Grikspor (#23 in the world), Holger Rune (#7 in the world) and Andrei Rublev (#5 in the world) in succession to reach the trophy match against 32- the annual Bulgarian.
Grigor Dimitrov’s path to the final in Paris
Grisho will face the 36-year-old Djokovic after knocking out Lorenzo Musetti (No. 22 in the world), Daniil Medvedev (No. 3 in the world), Alexander Bublik (No. 33 in the world), Hubert Hurkac (No. 11 in the world) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (#6 in the world).
The matches between Dimitrov and Djokovic so far
This will be the 13th meeting between Dimitrov and Novak, with the Serbian having 12 victories so far. The only success for the Bulgarian was that memorable duel in Madrid more than 10 years ago, when she broke him on clay with a 2:1 set (7:6(3), 6:7(8) and 6:3 in separate parts).
More than half of their matches have come on hard court – as many as 7. Each one of them has invariably been won by the Serbian icon in tennis. Six of them were in the 2/3 parts format, and in two of them Nole won after a three-set battle.
Where to watch the final between Grigor Dimitrov and Novak Djokovic in Paris?
Clash number 13 will be a dispute over the trophy in Paris. It’s their match second on center court and will begin NOT BEFORE 4:00 PM Bulgarian time.
The match will be broadcast live on “Max Sport 1”, and you will also be able to follow it LIVE at SportLive.bg.