TENNIS • ROLEX PARIS MASTERS • JACK SOCK WINS 1st MASTERS 1000 TITLE TO CLINCH LONDON NITTO ATP FINALS BERTH • KUBOT/MELO CLAIM 3RD MASTERS 1000 WIN OF 2017

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Rolex Paris Masters 2017 Tennis Tournament
TENNIS • ROLEX PARIS MASTERS • JACK SOCK WINS 1st MASTERS 1000 TITLE TO CLINCH LONDON NITTO ATP FINALS BERTH • KUBOT/MELO CLAIM 3RD MASTERS 1000 WIN OF 2017

epa06309817 Marcelo Melo from Brazil (L) and Lukasz Kubot (R) from Poland celebrate with the trophy after winning the doubles final match against Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers at the Rolex Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, France, 05 November 2017. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON  |
Marcelo Melo from Brazil (L) and Lukasz Kubot (R) from Poland celebrate with the trophy after winning the doubles final match against Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers at the Rolex Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, France, 05 November 2017. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

 

 

Rolex Paris Masters

Paris, France

 

RESULTS – SUNDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 2017

Singles – Final

[16] J. Sock (USA) d [Q] F. Krajinovic (SRB) 57 64 61

 

Doubles – Final

[2] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) d [7] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Granollers (ESP) 76(3) 36 10-6

 

SOCK CLAIMS FIRST MASTERS 1000 TITLE; KUBOT/MELO TRIUMPH

- Jack Sock came from a set down to earn his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown and his third title of the season.

-The American earned the final spot in the Nitto ATP Finals by winning the Paris title.

-The victory will send Sock, who will finish the year as the top-ranked American, into the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings for the first time on Monday.

-Despite the loss, it was a dream week for Krajinovic, who owned one tour-level win all season before arriving in Paris for qualifying.

- The Serbian will soar up the rankings to a new career-high of No. 33 in the world.

- Second-seeded Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo gained plenty of momentum ahead of the year-end finale by capturing their third Masters 1000 trophy of the year.

- The Polish-Brazilian duo finish the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London atop the standings with 8,600 points.

 

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Sock

“There have been a lot of firsts. It started at the French Open with my first fourth round of a Slam, now I’ve won my first Masters 1000 in Paris, this will be my first time in the Top 10 and this will be the first time making the year-end [Nitto ATP] Finals. So there’s a lot going on right now emotionally and I can’t wait to enjoy it all with my team.”

“Incredible week. Hard to describe, honestly. I don’t think it’s really hit or soaked in yet. But yeah, to come back from the deficit I was down in my first round, my first match here, and to have this trophy next to me now and talking to you guys has been an incredible achievement.”

 

Krajinovic

“It was an amazing week with a lot of good wins. From qualies I beat so many good guys with a better ranking than me. So it’s all positive coming home, having holidays finally after playing so many matches this year. And I’m sad I didn’t finish it stronger but that’s tennis. Somebody has to win and he was better today.”

 

Kubot

“It’s going to be a great end to the season in London and we’re happy to reach that goal that we wanted to reach. We still want to improve and we look forward to the first match there.”

 

Melo

“We are the team that played the most Match Tie-breaks this year and we know how to play until the last point. We have been playing really well and we did that at the right moment today.”

 

Marcelo Melo from Brazil (L) and Lukasz Kubot (R) from Poland in action during the doubles final match against Ivan Dodig (front L) from Croatia and Marcel Granollers (front R) from Spain at the Rolex Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, France, 05 November 2017. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

 

 

Filip Krajinovic of Serbia in action during his singles final match against Jack Sock of the USA at the Rolex Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, France, 05 November 2017. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

 

 

Winner Jack Sock (R) of USA shakes hand with runner up Filip Krajinovic (L) of Serbia after their singles final match at the Rolex Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, France, 05 November 2017. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

 

 

Jack Sock of USA poses with his trophy after winning the singles final match against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia at the Rolex Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, France, 05 November 2017. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

 

 

Jack Sock of USA poses with his trophy after winning the singles final match against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia at the Rolex Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, France, 05 November 2017. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

 

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