'Blessed': Novak Djokovic's lovely first in heartwarming moment

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Novak Djokovic is pictured here celebrating his Paris Masters title with his kids.
Novak Djokovic had both his children court-side for the first time as he made more history at the Paris Masters. Pic: Getty/Tennis TV

Novak Djokovic marked another historic occasion in his illustrious career with a beautiful moment that's captured the hearts of fans around the world.

Djokovic avenged his his US Open final defeat against Daniil Medvedev by beating the Russian 4-6 6-3 6-3 to claim a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title.

The win gives Djokovic an unprecedented 37th Masters 1000 title overall - moving him ahead of Rafael Nadal.

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Djokovic's heroics in the French capital also ensured he ends the year as World No.1 for a seventh time - beating the record he shared with Pete Sampras.

The Serb is now one clear of fellow 20-time grand slam winner Nadal for Masters trophies, and nine ahead of Roger Federer, the other tennis great with 20 majors.

Making the occasion even more special for the Serbian superstar was the presence of his two children watching from the stands.

The 34-year-old revealed afterwards that it was the first time in his career that both son Stefan and daughter Tara were court-side to watch one of his matches.

Djokovic's delight was obvious as he walked over to his wife and kids for a hug after the match, in a lovely moment that sent the internet into meltdown.

Novak Djokovic takes delight in family first 

"I'm very grateful and blessed to have this opportunity. It's actually one of the biggest reasons that I keep on playing because I always dreamed of having my children on the stands," Djokovic told Tennis Channel afterwards.

"This is what life is all about, sharing these moments with the dear ones and my children are my greatest success, greatest treasure and I don't know I'm just overwhelmed with beautiful emotions having them on the court today. 

"Them supporting me just brings love and joy to my life."

Djokovic was looking to avoid ending a season without a Masters title for the first time since 2017 and kept his cool throughout to accomplish his mission against the reigning Paris Masters champion.

The World No.1 said he had moved on from the disappointment of the loss to Medvedev in the US Open final that denied the 20-time major winner a 'golden slam'.

Pictured here, Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the Paris Masters title for a sixth time.
Novak Djokovic's triumph in Paris saw him claim a record 37th Masters title. Pic: Getty

"I already closed that (US Open) chapter, to be honest. I'm not regretting it, really. I'm not spending days suffering because I didn't take the calendar slam this year," Djokovic said.

"I'm very relieved that the calendar, that the grand slam season was done, because I felt a tremendous pressure unlike anything I felt in my life.

"So it was an interesting experience, and I'm very satisfied with the way I played in grand slams, three wins and a final. I mean, there is much more positive things to be grateful for and to look at than negative.

"I have always been honest enough to say that the history of our sport is too big a motivation.

"It is an objective, yes, to prove that I can break all the records with all the results that I can obtain on the tour professionally.

"So, yes, I love breaking records. I'm very motivated to carry on. My priority is the grand slams and Masters 1000 where you can gain the largest number of points. This is an added benefit of our sport."

Djokovic will now set his sights on the ATP Finals in Turin later this month, where he will be looking to match Federer's record haul of six titles at the season-ending event.

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