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EPOS ROUNES: You beat Paris with an incredible transformation (Vides)

EPOS ROUNES: You beat Paris with an incredible transformation (Vides)

Holger Ron is the new “king” of Percy. The 19-year-old Dane returned from a group, beat Novak Djokovic with an unimaginable flip and won the most important title of his career, at the Paris Masters!

What if the Serbian has been defeated since May 31 (in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros, by Rafael Nadal), calculated since then, 20 consecutive victories and four consecutive Tour titles?

Ron “broke” his streak, playing tennis from another planet in the most important moment of the final and being crowned champion in the Masters, for the first time in his career.

After 2.5 hours of great battle, the world number 18 defeated the reigning Paris Masters six times 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 He won the third ATP title of his career!

This win will bring him next Monday (7/11) for the first time in the top 10 players in the ATP table. He will leave eight places behind and climb to No. 10.

In fact, the Paris title has already lifted him to 10th in the Turin Grand Prix and he will travel to Italy to be the number one substitute in this year’s ATP Finals. Should someone withdraw from the event, Rooney would compete in his place, leaving Hubert Hurkatz as the second substitute.

And if one considers whoever defeated him to even reach the Percy Cup, he will understand that this is perfectly fair.

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In the first round, he won three major titles, Stan Wawrinka, to follow, not one, not two, but… five straight wins against tennis players who are in the Top10 of the world rankings!

Hurkach, Rublev, Al Karath, Aliasim and now Djokovic. crush them. Everyone, one by one, this 19-year-old prodigy, who by beating the 35-year-old Serb, has racked up 19 wins in his last 21 matches of the Tour.

To discourage Nol’s resistance, he had to spit blood. But, showing his nerve of steel and being a true ‘rock’ when he served up for the win, in the twelfth game of the deciding set, he celebrated the biggest victory of his short career.

He saved six break points for Djokovic in the final match of the match, avoided a tiebreak and a potential psychological breakdown and “closed” with his serve in the final, making for one of the biggest surprises in recent years.

Not so much because the Serb looked…indomitable in the previous days, but because Rooney found a way to come back from the third set and in the third he came back from a break when Djokovic was leading 1-3!

However, the Dane took six of the next eight matches and forced his opponent to his first defeat at Percy after 14 consecutive championship wins. Djokovic won the Paris Masters title in 2019 and 2021.

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Since the 2018 final, when he lost to Karen Khachanov, he has had to taste the disappointment of Percy, the Serbian legend.

Although Djokovic completed the final, winning more points than Rooney (97 to 92), he did not manage to leave the tournament victorious, for the seventh time in his career.

The Dane scored 3/3 break points in the match, recovered after losing the opening set, and the first game of the second set proved decisive.

Rooney came back from 0-40 down, kept serving, didn’t let Noll take the lead with an early break, then raised his performance to “match” his opponent’s energy and become the matchmaker. , in many places.

The winner finished the match with 42 winners and 20 unforced errors, while Djokovic finished his run in the City of Light with a tally of 36 winners and 13 unforced errors. I also wrote Nol break points 2/12 history at the end…

Paris masters drawing | double drawing | Sorry (-1 hour)