Khachanov Captures Maiden Masters 1000 Crown; Granollers/Ram Lift Doubles Trophy
Singles – Final
K. Khachanov (RUS) d  N. Djokovic (SRB) 75 64
Doubles – Final
M. Granollers (ESP) / R. Ram (USA) d J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) 64 64
Karen Khachanov sprung one of the biggest upsets of the year on Sunday, stunning World No. 2 and four-time champion Novak Djokovic for the Rolex Paris Masters title.
The 22-year-old Russian claimed his maiden ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown in dramatic fashion on the indoor hard courts of Paris-Bercy, announcing himself to the tennis world with the biggest victory of his young career. Khachanov reeled off four straight Top 10 wins (d. Isner, Zverev, Thiem and Djokovic), finishing his 2018 campaign at a career-high No. 11 in the ATP Rankings.
“It means the world to me,” Khachanov said after the match. “I couldn’t be happier to finish the season like this.”
“It’s one of my biggest titles so far, biggest achievement. And in general, it’s a breakthrough season. And this title, it’s a good year-end, like this I would say. And maybe I’m not crying, but still I’m really happy.