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Last 5 first-time Masters 1000 winners in Paris

1 Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters final on Sunday to become the newest Masters 1000 champion

His latest one against Djokovic in the French capital is undoubtedly the biggest of his fledgling career

Interestingly, Rune is the fifth different player to win a Masters 1000 title this year

He joins Taylor Fritz (Indian Wells), Carlos Alcaraz (Miami, Madrid), Pablo Carreno Busta (Canada) and Borna Coric (

Holger Rune was up against it as he faced 38-time Masters 1000 winner Novak Djokovic for the Paris

However, Rune fought back from three break points down in the second to restore parity

In a competitive third set, the teenager saved six break points while serving for the match to

The victory capped off a stellar week for Rune — who became the first player in ATP rankings

Karen Khachanov enjoyed the finest week of his singles career at the 2018 Paris Masters

However, the Russian showed little sign of nerves after falling behind 3-1

Khachanov responded in kind, reeling off the last 10 points to bag the opener

He converted his third break point in the third game of the second before serving out the

Jack Sock had a dream run at the 2017 Paris Masters, culminating in a surprise qualification for the

The impossible happened a week later, with Sock beating fellow first-time Masters 1000 finalist Filip Krajinovic from a

In the process, the then 25-year-old became the first American man to win a Masters 1000 title since

Sock is the first American player since Andre Agassi (1999) to triumph in Paris

The 2013 Roland Garros finalist, though, did make his breakthrough at the Masters 1000 level, going all the way

The triumph marked the Spaniard's tour-leading seventh title of the year

Robin Soderling had a memorable week in the French capital at the 2010 Paris Masters

With the win, Soderling moved up to fourth in the ATP rankings

However, Soderling reasserted his ascendancy over Roger Federer's semifinal conqueror by clinching the win in the ensuing