Novak Djokovic ‘not happy’ with Holger Rune as he cracks joke after Paris Masters loss

Novak Djokovic joked that he wasn’t happy with Holger Rune after losing the Paris Masters final to the 19-year-old.


The Dane became the youngest winner in the tournament’s history as he downed the six-time champion 3-6 6-3 7-5 in a two-hour and 29-minute epic. After the match, the Serb said his opponent deserved the win as he cracked jokes about his defeat.



Djokovic suffered his first loss at the Paris Masters in four years as Rune came from a set down to stun the sixth seed 3-6 6-3 7-5 to win the biggest title of his young career. The Serb had won the title in 2019 and 2021, skipping the tournament in 2020, and saw his 14-match winning streak in Paris-Bercy come to an end.




He was still in good spirits after the match as he cracked jokes with the teenager, who has previously served as his hitting partner. As Rune was left confused about who would be givign their speech first, the world No 7 joked that the newly-crowned champion could wait after winning the match, saying: “You’re the winner, maybe you go second.”



He then congratulated the soon-to-be world No 10 after Rune became the first man to beat five top 10 players in a row at a single tournament, barring the top-eight ATP Finals. “I want to say congratulations to you and your team and your family. You absolutely deserve this victory, what an amazing week you’ve had. Fantastic,” Djokovic started.


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