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Patna : Top seed Novak Djokovic, 34, Serbia, and 6th seed Casper Ruud, 22, Norway, reached 3rd round of Rolex Paris Masters, an ATP Masters 1,000 tennis tournament, at Paris, France, on November 3, 2021.
World No 1 Djokovic defeated World No 40 Marton Fucsovics, 29, Hungary, in a three-set contest 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in 2 hours in 2nd round. The Serbian won 4 break points during the match to 2 by the Hungarian, who committed 6 double faults. Both the players won 3 games each in a row during the match. Djokovic, in all, won 94 points during the match to 74 by Fucsovis. The Hungarian, however, fired 8 Aces in the match to 3 by Djokovic, the winner of 20 Grand Slam singles title.
World No 8 Ruud defeated World No 36 Alexander Bublik, 24, Kazaakhstan, in straight sets 6-4, 6-0 in 77 minutes in 2nd round to advance to the 3rd round of the event.