World number one Novak Djokovic notched his 10th title for 2015 after romping off with an emphatic win over Britain’s Andy Murray at the Paris Masters final.
Serbia’s top player listed 6-2, 6-4 win in just over 90 minutes en route to his record fourth title in the French capital.
With the feat, Djokovic became the first player to bag six ATP Masters series titles in one season.
Add to that his accomplishments of being the first man to win three Grand Slam titles and six Masters Series titles in the same year, the first man to reach eight out of nine Masters Series finals and the first man to record 14 straight finals in the same year, all en route to a win-loss record of 78-5.
He now has 10 Grand slam titles, four shy of Nadal’s haul and seven away from the all-time record of Federer.
Djokovic’s phenomenal run has firmly cemented his place alongside Rod Laver, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal as the greatest tennis players ever.
He is also guaranteed to finish the year as the world number one for the fourth time in five years.
“I just try to progress, improve all the time, work on certain things in my life and my game, and hopefully get better in the process, which I feel I’m doing now,” Djokovic said after defeating Murray.
For the Serb, this means setting his sights on also bagging the ATP World Tour Finals in London for the fourth time in two weeks’ time.
“I look forward to it, especially because of the fact that I have had the season that I have had, and the way that I’m feeling confidently. Hopefully I can finish off the season with another great win,” he quipped.
Not losing a match since the Cincinnati finals last August, Djokovic is, unsurprisingly, the heavy favorite to win the title.