In the Rolex Paris Masters semifinal encounter against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday, Novak Djokovic won his eighth straight victory, narrowly extending his dual win streaks to 13 matches overall and at the ATP Masters 1000 competition.
After trailing by a mini-break in the crucial tie-break, the Serbian claimed the final four points of the match, including a defensive masterclass to set up match point, to win the match 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(4). Despite getting off to a flying start in the first set and having two late break points at 4-4 and 15/40, Djokovic was unable to capitalise on them and instead forced to mount a spectacular comeback of his own.
The six-time Bercy champion advanced to 8-0 overall and 9-2 against the Greek in the tournament's semifinals. Following victories in 2019 and 2021, Djokovic will play Holger Rune in his record-breaking 56th ATP Masters 1000 final as he attempts to win his third Paris championship in as many appearances.