Lodzian Jerzy Janowicz reaches Final at Paris Masters
Lodzian Jerzy Janowicz finished his fairytale run at the Paris Masters after reaching the final. The Pole, that never really harboured hopes to get past qualification rounds, can be extremely satisfied of his campaing after beating five Top 20.
According to pundits, Janowicz pulled off a real upset in third round, where he also put out current Olympic Gold medalist and US Open Champion Andy Murray. Defeating Murray in three sets has been considered by many his most remarkable win of his career.
Also his brilliant semi-final victory over Frenchman Gilles Simon will go down the annals. The 21-year-old whistled through the opening set in just 35 minutes after breaking Simon in the fifth game to lead 3-2, and while the Frenchman was struggling to hold serve Janowicz’s own looked impregnable.
After the manner of his 6-4 7-5 win over Simon, Janowicz was well seen as be lifting the title, however his outstanding run came to an end in the final, where he was eventually defeated by fourth seed David Ferrer 6-4 6-3.
Janowicz became the first qualifier to make a Masters 1000 event final since 2003. His run led him to the world’s Top 30 for the first time in his career from his 2011 rank of 221 in the world.