The younger tennis generation takes another step to becoming tennis greats. Karen Khachanov stunned Novak Djokovic in the final of the Paris ATP Masters, 7-5, 6-4 to earn his biggest career title.


The 22-year-old denied Djokovic his record-tying 33rd ATP Masters title, defeating three other Top-10 players on the way to the title: Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and John Isner. This is the first time a Russian has won the tournament since Nikolay Davydekno in 2006.

Despite a disappointing loss for Djokovic, losing the title did not affect his newly-acquired No. 1 ranking. With Rafael Nadal pulling out of London, Djokovic gets to keep the top spot through the end of the year.

For Khachanov, it's a big trophy added to his growing collection, coming just a month after winning the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. This is his third title of the year and his fourth overall.


Khachanov is on the verge of breaking into the Top 10 as he rose to No. 11.