Selfless act: Novak Djokovic stops little girl from getting suffocated by crowd in Paris Masters victory

Wednesday, 08 November 2023 at 21:30
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Novak Djokovic helped a young girl to avoid being suffocated by the crowd after winning the 2023 Paris Masters. World No. 1 had a fantastic week at the last Masters 1000 event of the year and secured his 7th Paris-Bercy title. Djokovic extended his record in Masters 1000 tournaments with his 40th title, putting some distance between himself and Rafael Nadal, who has 36.
The Serbian star achieved a 17-match winning streak since his last loss in the Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz. On his way to the title, he defeated Tomas Etcheverry (6-3, 6-2), Tallon Griekspoor (4-6, 7-6, 6-4), Holger Rune (7-5, 6-7, 6-4), Andrey Rublev (5-7, 7-6, 7-6), and Grigor Dimitrov (6-4, 6-3).
After overcoming Dimitrov and clinching the title, 'Nole' approached the French crowd to sign autographs, and a little girl, who was caught in the midst of the fervent fans, began to struggle. A member of the staff noticed that the girl needed assistance and approached her. Djokovic himself then embraced her to ensure that she was not harmed.
After securing the title, the Serbian tennis player also approached his colleague Dimitrov, who was visibly upset in his chair after losing the final. Djokovic went to console him, a gesture that was widely praised on social media. During the award ceremony, Djokovic, in his speech, congratulated Dimitrov for a great week of tennis: “I’m sorry about the outcome today Grigor. It’s never easy to lose in a final. I want to encourage you to stay tough and keep going because you’ve been playing some of your greatest tennis this week and in the last few months," 24-times Grand Slam champion said.
Djokovic will face his next challenge in the ATP Finals, which are set to begin on Sunday, November 12, in Turin. The Serbian is the defending champion and has won 6 titles, tying with Roger Federer. If he wins, he will set the record for the most titles in the Finals.

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