Djokovic Beats Ferrer to Win Paris Masters Title; Halep Victory

Tennis Player Novak Djokovic
Tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia stands with the winners trophy after defeating David Ferrer of Spain in the final during day seven of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 3, 2013 in Paris. Photographer: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Spain’s David Ferrer in straight sets to win tennis’s Paris Masters.

World No. 2 Djokovic defeated third-ranked Ferrer 7-5, 7-5. Ferrer, the defending champion, had overcome world No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-3, 7-5 in the semifinals.

Djokovic trailed Ferrer 5-4 in each set before recovering. It was his sixth title this season as he strives to regain the top ranking spot from Nadal. He has now won 40 ATP World Tour titles and 16 Masters championships.

Six-time grand slam winner Djokovic will now take part in this week’s season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Elsewhere, Simona Halep of Romania beat Samantha Stosur of Australia 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the WTA Tournament of Champions in Sofia.

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