when Novak Djokovic won his first ATP championship

to a strong start.

Novak took a 3-0 lead with to a backhand winner down the line, and he held in game five to establish a 4-1 lead. After a forehand winner in game seven, Massu was back on the winning side of the scoreboard. He then held at 15 with an ace in game eight to tie the match at 4-4 and gain momentum.

In those instances, Djokovic lost a little bit of ground and was presented with two break points in the ninth game. After another unreturned serve prompted Massu to serve to stay in the set, the youngster repelled them for a crucial hold.

The Chilean won that match 5-5 and forced a tie break after saving a break point with a volley winner at 5-6. After more than 80 minutes of grueling tennis, Djokovic overcame a 3-0 deficit in the tiebreaker to win it 7-5, aiming for a similar fate in set two.

With this momentum, the young player earned a break to increase his lead at the start of the second set. Only a few minutes were spent with Novak in the lead before the next game, when he netted a backhand to put Massu back on top.

Both teams had strong holds before Novak again broke for a 4-3 advantage. The Serb won the following one with a service winner to increase his lead and get closer to the finish line. In game nine, the Chilean preserved match points to extend the match and cut the score to 4-5.

However, in game ten, he made a forehand mistake that allowed Novak to win the match and launch a wild celebration in front of his fiancée Jelena and coach Marian Vajda.